Absolutely on time the Pennine Way walkers arrived for my daughter-in-law to collect them at Hawes yesterday. They all looked brown and fit and healthy and the weather had been mostly kind, with only two downpours. After hot baths and a good cup of tea they were all feeling fine.I cooked a meal for all eight of us (four walkers and four family) and was very pleased with the result of Gordon Ramsay's recipe from last week's Times. I did a huge chicken with nectarines, onions and garlic (masses of the stuff) and it was delicious.
I forgot to take a photograph until the meal was almost over, so the table looks pretty distressed - but we had eaten well. There was a crisis about three o'clock in the afternoon when I wanted to lay the table - the farmer had to add the extra leaf into the middle (there is a handle to crank the table open) and as he did so the table fell apart! He spent the rest of the afternoon cobbling it together so that we could still eat there. This morning I have to ring the furniture repairer to come - it is a very old farmhouse table and we love it dearly, so shall have to bite the bullet and have it repaired, regardless of cost.
The photograph shows all four of the walkers - don't they look fit and healthy?
I am off now to read all the Transforming Moments from yesterday's meme, hosted by the golden fish. Have a good day.