April can be a funny season here. Most years the tropical summer extends into the very last days of the month, it's hot and humid fingers holding fast till the end.
This year has been pretty much the same, though the earlier sunsets and relatively cool nights we've enjoyed these past ten days or so have been welcome relief. It's been especially refreshing to sleep without air conditioning, finally opening wide the windows to usher in a soft evening breeze.
When the weather forecast warned of heavy rain to fall over a few days from Thursday, Blossom and I decided it would be a good idea to take the children up the mountain on Wednesday so that they could run wild and free before the rainy days curtailed their outdoor fun for a while.
A wild bush turkey enjoyed nibbling the crusts of their sandwiches, and Charlie was fascinated watching it.
Back and forth between running amok, the children would keep watch over their new feathered friend. And I think he kept watch of them too...
On Thursday, as the rain began to fall, I decided to clean out the two fridges, bake bread, and generally tidy up the pantry areas whilst also using up any older produce.
I had a large bowl of apples which needed to be cooked and a delicious apple gingerbread pudding was the perfect use for them.
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