Today is Father's Day.
Mr E was quite chuffed with his haul from the kids because they were all new bike parts for his blue bike, the CBR1100 Blackbird. He spent the morning putting on a new windshield and then whisked me away to Mingela for lunch, with Kezzie and her family following behind in their car.
As I shared last week, we are off the road at the moment with the red bike, the ST1300, so we took the blue bike instead, and it was wonderful! It's his solo bike and not as easy to ride with a pillion as you need to basically pull the bike apart to adjust the suspension, but he wanted us to have a ride together today and declared it was 'all worth it'. Gosh, I love my man!!
I must show you the card that our grandson, Calab, made for Mr E today. He wrote "Happy Pop Day"! Isn't that lovely?
After a big lunch at Mingela, our usual Sunday night dinner is tea'n'toast, but tonight I baked a batch of Buttermilk Raisin Scones to have with hot cups of tea. There is a lovely cool wind blowing at the moment and if you stand outside you actually feel a chill in the air - a perfect Spring night for tea and scones.
We had them with butter and my homemade Apple & Strawberry Jam.
Have you noticed that homemade strawberry jam is really red in comparison to store bought? I don't use too much sugar in my jams as I like them to have a bit of 'tang'...
The house is quiet now. Blossom is watching the first Harry Potter movie for the 101st time; Sam is at Kezzie's, and Mr E is looking over ebay for more bike bits and pieces.
I am about to make up a menu plan for the next couple of weeks using these cookbooks from my large cookbook shelf...
I'm especially loving 'Gran's Kitchen' as it takes me right back to growing up with my own nana.
This recipe will be made within days...
What is your favourite cookbook? Why?
In my hands this weekend has been a new Shabby Roses design...
Still a lot to do, but it's going to be a pretty one
I hope your weekend was lovely.