Saturday, 16 October 2010
Short of time.
What started out as an invitation to pop round later tonight for a glass of wine and a chat has rapidly developed into pop round tonight and eat with us. So I have little time to put a post on tonight as I chop and mix salads and carve up a hastily cooked joint of ham. Eight jacket potatoes have just gone into the Aga oven and an apple crumble waits to be put in a little later. Two bottles of wine are chilling and the table is set. There is something so nice about eating with friends on a Saturday night and sitting round the log fire chatting afterwards. And it is all the more enjoyable if it is done on the spur of the moment like this. If I had made a dinner party arrangement a fortnight ago I would now have been cooking an elaborate meal; as it is ham, jackets and salad will be just as enjoyable and far less work.
It has been a gloriously sunny day here today but with the wind in the North East it is very cold. Somebody from the US (sorry can't remember who but you were right) said the other day that snow was heading our way. SNOW? IN OCTOBER? It seems there are snow showers forecast for the coming week - shall have to get my thermal vests out of their summer hibernation.
Have a good weekend.
###Sloppy typing and reading., Well-spotted Jinksy and Peadar - both noticed I had written 'eating the friends instead of 'eating with friends'! Did the rest of you skim over it, as I did and read what you thought I had said? Or were you all too polite to point it out? Thanks anyway to J and P - I have corrected it above.
Incidentally - there was nobody young enough at that table to make good eating anyway! And here is the photograph to prove it.