Monday, 4 October 2010
The Weekend Went Like This..
This was a good weekend filled with friends and family visiting, much relaxing and plenty of eating. We did have the fire roaring and baking was on the agenda with some successes such as these little apple, cinnamon and orange tarts with scrumptiously light pastry (though I do say so myself).
and some not so successful efforts such as this lemon bake which, though lovely and moist with a good citrus tang, was baked in far too large a tin and thus was as flat as you can see here. Ah well, it will serve for pudding with dollops of custard to help it along.
Dave and I were discussing sowing some sweet peas for next year - something we rarely do this early as we are not so good at looking after them through the winter - when he spotted these on the ones I haven't yet taken down.
They seem to have had a resurgence which is amazing as they did little in the way of flowering through the summer. There are plenty of buds and as they grow in a sheltered corner outside the girls' bedroom perhaps we'll get gorgeously scented sweet peas to see us through October. Perhaps a little too optimistic, but there's no harm in hoping.
Outside our one tiny Munchkin squash is ready to be eaten. I photographed it close up but actually it it tiny and will probably not give more than a mouthful of pleasure to one of us!
On the work front, it is busy. That is a mild understatement. It is very busy with people turning towards Christmas (I have no shame in saying it!). I have a new notebook in the Notonthehighstreet Christmas catalogue and judging by the summer one which I also placed a product in, it will be manic. This is the notebook - a personalised garden journal - and I have yet to upload it onto my own site, so busy has the stockpiling been.
Should anyone be interested before I get that far please let me know. It will be selling for £18.50 with postage & packing free as ever. Sorry for the businessy bit, but I am a business woman after all!
So October is here and the skies have been every colour from golden to stormy mauve to mackerel silver. Beautiful.
What did you get up to? x