Yesterday I was just too busy to do a post. I suppose in many ways I should be pleased to have such a busy life - but why is it that some days are intensely busy and then other days are completely empty? Is it the same for everyone.
I gave a little dinner party last evening as my Grand-daughter was down for a couple of days to stay with her Dad. She lives in Glasgow and found that it is possible to come down easily on the Settle to Carlisle railway line - wonderful, scenic line and then her dad meets her at Garsdale, where she alights. From there there are numerous walks among the High Pennines - one of which they did on Wednesday when she arrived.
Last night I cooked a simple meal. I tried a Miller-Howe soup recipe for pea, pear and watercress (it sounded interesting is my excuse). If I make it again I shall omit the sherry - only a small amount but I didn't care for the taste of it against the vegetables.
Then I did jacket potatoes in the Aga (an easy, almost lazy option). I always use Elfe potatoes which are excellent for roasting and have a lovely golden, buttery texture, with butter and grated cheese, goat's cheese and pepper quiche, Caesar salad, apple raisin and walnut salad, black olives, Wensleydale cheese and grapes. For pud I did fresh raspberries, fresh strawberries - both with cream, a cream, yoghourt and apricot pud I found in a recipe book - and finally fruit cake and coffee.
I had to shop for this in the morning, I had a hair appointment at 1pm as usual and an appointment at the doctor's at 3pm as my antibiotics are really disagreeing with me. Finger continues to improve and he has changed the medication and also referred me to a dermatologist to check that it is not skin cancer as the nail is so distorted.
All this and then cooking the meal. The farmer (bless his heart) cleared the table, stacked the dishwasher and wiped all the tops and put things away afterwards. Am I lucky, or am I lucky?
Friday - our coffee meeting of pals - now off to Hawes with the farmer. We have been waiting for his flat bed trailer to arrive - it has just come.