It rained all day on Friday – just about the first day of rain since early October. It began melting the snow but the next day, that rain turned back to snow and we now have another foot of snow covering the land. This morning, there was a white-out – a freezing white, snow filled, frosty mist. No glorious sunrise today. This could be the beginning of the main January winter – I wonder if we’ll hit -30 this year?
Last Friday we had our second Christmas dinner with Lisa, Euan and Rueben and the food was all so great that its worth listing what we had:
- Roast leg of goat cooked slowly with garlic and herbs – done to perfection
- Roast potatoes from Lisa’s garden cooked in goose fat
- Yorkshire Puddings – an essential of any roast dinner
- Sweet boiled carrots with basil
- A treat of frozen peas
- A wonderful mash of white turnips, pumpkin and Jerusalem artichokes – all from the garden
- Fantastic gravy
Then we has two deserts – Lisa made a lovely, moist Christmas pud with dark beer, with a Rakia flame and Elly made a simply delicious baked white chocolate cheesecake.
Elly also made xmas crackers with a load of recycled xmas paper with very useful little gifts inside like a safety pin, an elastic band and a plaster with a picture on it. We also had charades to act out.
A lovely evening and we were suitably full as you only can be after a Christmas dinner.
I’ve spent the day today sorting out the website in relation to our holidays that we’re offering next year – A Tour around Village Life. I have such a rubbish internet connection here that its taken most of the day. We had such good fun last year with the first Tour – everyone in the village loved it and we hope more people will want to have a different and quite alternative holiday. Anyone who has any suggestions as to where I can advertise this, please let me know.
I’m making marmalade today. No bitter Seville oranges here but I put lots of lemon in – looking forward to breakfast.