What a night it was last night the winds were howling around our little cottage with speeds of up to 50mph. It was not conducive to a good nights sleep. We awoke this morning and although a little calmer, there is considerable damage that can be seen. The front and side gates are damaged and a window in the outbuilding is completely shattered. We will have a proper look and do repairs as soon as possible. Apparently another storm is due to hit later today with winds between 60 - 80mph, it has been called Storm Gareth and meteorologists have said it will be damaging and disruptive to travel. We shall see...
It has been a Communion weekend, with a wonderful programme of services and fellowship. The reason I have not been around. The services start on Thursday and go through to Monday. After the service Friday there is an informal fellowship, testimony and singing, with lots of home baking. Saturday is a soup and sandwich lunch. Sunday we had friends for lunch and after the evening service we enjoyed a house fellowship. It certainly has been a full weekend of joy.
It also takes time to make the food, food made with love and a delight to share with others from around the district. Quiches are a firm favourite and have become something that I make for every occasion.
A cheese and onion, a cheese and tomato and the two smaller ones are cheese,tomato, onion and red pepper.
I made a fruit cake for the tin, so that we have cake for the next few weeks and something to offer any guests.
I simply used a Christmas cake recipe and added nuts to the top as I knew it wouldn't have marzipan or icing.
A black cherry bakewell was made and the remnants of the sponge mix was spooned into cases baked and some cream cheese frosting added. The remaining pastry made some mince pies with a pecan and crumble top, they were delicious.
I now need to catch up with some chores. It was such a wonderful and refreshing weekend that will stay in my heart for many weeks to come.
Thank you so much for your uplifting and encouraging comments they are always appreciated. I will be around to visit your blogs as soon as I can.
See you soon.