Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Mr M took delivery of our first gas bbq last week. It's truly a thing of wonder with flippy wooden shelves. Being a traditional charcoal kind of guy Mr M wasn't keen but, with an epic kitchen refurb looming, having a plug and play bbq rather than a 'I'll be leaving in 3 hours, start fanning the coals' bbq was the logical answer. It also helped that we found the model we wanted for half price. I can report that the inaugural grilling was damn tasty. The burgers were juicy, just like Byron. So impressed. And halloumi brushed on either side with harissa is scrumptious!
Monday, 13 May 2013
Whilst the curtains have been drawn, we've quietly been making progress. We've given the bathroom a lick of paint. The loft has been fully boarded. And we've officially got builders and an architect. Over the last 6 days, the chimney breast has been knocked out from roof to kitchen. Wallpaper has been stripped (me! I did that bit!) and the bedroom ceiling came down (not quite planned - I didn't do that bit...).
We're currently living in our sitting room on the sofa bed, with the fridge and Miss P. There is a comedy 'slumber party' feel about the set up. Miss P was quite excited on night one, nonplussed on night two and irritated on night five. Tonight - night six - and we're hoping that she'll sleep until 5:30am. One can only hope.
Lots of progress photos to come. And baking - I must share my epic baking day. And our week off - yes, a whole week. No blackberry. Just us. A little bit of pottering, local day trips, sun hats and a smattering of freckles. Some big birthdays were had - Mum turned 60 and Grandpa turned 90. Oh - and I got to see Beyonce - wildly random, but utterly brilliant. Uh oh ohh, oh oh ohh, ohh.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Monday, 18 February 2013
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Note - ketchup not intended for bleeding heart message, just that I love ketchup with scrambled egg.
And yes he was forgiven, having left me the most beautiful bunch of white ranunculus and parrot tulips to find when I got in.
*If there is a Nutella Anonymous group that anyone knows, do let me know. I am utterly obsessed.
Friday, 15 February 2013
bought pancakes in advance. We're a little partial to stuffed pancakes. Last year we had these. This year we opted for bacon, spinach, chestnut mushrooms, creme fraiche, nutmeg, vintage gruyere and thyme. Scrumptious.