Sunday, 30 June 2013

No complaints!

No, I am not complaining - just saying that this week end has been busy and there has been no time for blogging.

Yesterday there were friends for coffee in the morning - a lovely chat about nature, art, language (one of the friends was from The Netherlands and speaks absolutely word-perfect English, with no accent whatsoever.  How I envy that ability to speak foreign languages with what seems so little effort, but in actual fact means years of hard work.)

The evening saw friends and family here, just for wine, nibbles and a chat about everything under the sun, including friend D's recent art exhibition (about which I blogged).   Those of you who saw her cow rag rug and admired it, will be interested to hear that someone bought it. 

Now, today, more friends are coming for afternoon tea of sandwiches and a 'proper' trifle - one of my party pieces - in this case a strawberry and amaretti trifle, all ready now bar the double cream for the topping.   It got an extra dose of top quality sherry as the bottle was getting on for empty when I had dowsed it with the usual amount, but I don't suppose anyone will be complaining.

Friends and family - what would we do without them?


11 comments:

Heather said...

I certainly couldn't imagine life without my family and love it when they drop in unexpectedly. That trifle sounds wonderful - I'm sure it will be thoroughly enjoyed.

MorningAJ said...

K loves trifle and he'll be dropping hints if he reads your post! It's a while since I made one. Perhaps I should consider doing one (though I've got no sponges for the base.....)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It sounds like a wonderful time - visiting and food and friends and family. Nice ways to keep yourself entertained. My friend makes a lovely trifle, maybe I should ask her if she wants to bring one to tea one sunny afternoon. :-)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It sounds like a wonderful time - visiting and food and friends and family. Nice ways to keep yourself entertained. My friend makes a lovely trifle, maybe I should ask her if she wants to bring one to tea one sunny afternoon. :-)

Twiglet said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. x Jo

angryparsnip said...

Lovely, lovely busy weekend with family and friend what could be better.
I hope you can post a photo of your trifle. When I was first married it was my go to dish for special dinners.
I haven't made one in years. I must make on when family from Japan comes for a visit.

cheers, parsnip

Cloudia said...

Nice to have things to do.
I never heard 'party piece' other than as a musicians term for a piece you play well that can be reliably shared.

Aloha, Friend

Em Parkinson said...

Not surprised someone bought the cow rug - it was fantastic. I hope she got a lot for it!

Bovey Belle said...

Just a quick note - I saved all my favourite blogs to Bookmark, so I have them on my hard drive. I hope this helps and that Google hasn't messed us all up.

Virginia said...

Photo's of the triffle, and the recipe - unless it's a state secret - please! Friends are so important aren't they.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh, thank you so much for the trifle.
Your weekend sounds lovely!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com