What a storm we had on Saturday, thunder and lightening lighting up the skies and roaring around the cottage. Almighty claps of thunder followed by explosive light across the sky. Taking out the power for a few seconds several times. It certainly cleared the air which had been quite humid for a few hours earlier. Once the storm passed it became quite misty and the glorious red started to emerge over the outbuilding. Not a great photo but it was a glorious sight.
Saturday, we had a walk around the village chatting over the fences for awhile with our neighbours and a couple of friends stopping to chat a while. We were glad to get out before once again the rain started. Back to the kitchen to put together a fruit cake, using up some dried fruit that was almost out of date. A Delia Smith recipe used that has been a faithful recipe for many years producing a moist cake that gets better the longer it stands.
Intermittent rain stopped any further adventures outside so an exploration of the craft room began. Now much tidier and organised making it easier to find and indeed replenish things as required. I began to experiment decorating clothes pegs and what fun I had.
The chives are the best I have ever seen them at the moment so I intend to go out and pick some ready to make some chive vinegar ready for salads. I also wanted to share with you the size of this egg, it was enormous...ooch!
All ready boxed to take over to my neighbour who regularly bakes us scones a great exchange. There was a collection for the food bank at Church this week, I feel saddened that so many people are in need at this time through no fault of their own. It as a great excuse to sort out the kitchen cupboards and storage and give them a good clean in the process. This epidemic has been so far reaching I ponder these days what 'normal' is and what the future indeed looks like...
Hope all is well with you. Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.