Then it was off for the food shopping - ingredients for a dessert I was making for Saturday evening - more about that later.
Beautiful day but muddy wasn't the word - it was horrendous as we walked through the woods in our wellies following the group of riders. Back to our son's house for a lunch - Italian flatbread sandwiches and steaming cups of tea. We then went back home to start preparing the dessert for the Burn's night dinner we were going to at our friends' house that evening. We often have 'theme' evenings with these friends and enjoy pulling it together with typical music, clothes, food and props to complete the said theme.
Our starter was Scottish smoked salmon
Followed by Haggis, Neeps and Tatties with an Angus steak
which was sooooo tasty
Dessert was my contribution - Scottish Cranachan
made with sweet raspberries folded into cream
flavoured with honey and whiskey and
layered with toasted almonds and oatmeal
It was delicious I have to say
Sunday - well what can I say - it rained from morning through 'till evening and in any case it was nice just to have a lazy, put-your-feet-up kind of afternoon in the knowledge that the evening's viewing in front of the fire - Countryfile, Call the Midwife and Mr Selfridge would finish the day of very nicely.
How was your weekend?
I'd just like to say thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my recent posts - all very much appreciated.
See you soon x