13 June 2011

Boy did it rain yesterday

Woke up to a heavy downpour of rain, which while expected nevertheless was not appreciated by anything other than the garden.

Still, after a busy day Saturday catching up with the hoovering and the washing it was nice to be able to spend some time yesterday having a baking day. My total at the end of the day was two sponge cakes, one fruit cake, a toffee peach sponge (which was to be dessert after the roast chicken dinner), roasted chicken with roasted new potatoes cooked with fresh mint from the garden and petis pois and carrots.

We had a late lunch (or early dinner), and afterwards the Pond Boys and I took advantage of a lull in the weather and headed out for a walk before they had their dinner and I had a leisurely bath with some well deserved Sanctuary while OH watched the swamp drive of the Grand Prix of wherever (if you can tell I don't enjoy F1 you would be correct; but a girl can't always enjoy what their others halves do and better by far to do something for themselves lol).

My parcels also arrived from e-bay and contained a number of interesting things including a bowl from the celtic pottery (I can't afford Troika even if I liked it!) and from the same seller two green men with holes to thread cord through. I have threaded them onto Cornish Tartan ribbon and may place one at the front door and one at the back I haven't quite made up my mind. My other purchase was a clarinet, something I have wanted for a very long time and although not an expensive (or new) one, there is a nice feeling about owning a pre-loved one.


Eliza said...

It poured here too. I love the sound of the clarinet, i don't play and instrument. I love the sound of the pottery, I'll have to check out bay :-)

Jennyta said...

We had to endure F1 here too! ;)Much brighter here today though after all the rain we had yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I had to google to find out what Troika was..
and can I tell you?
mostly I got images of horses pulling sleighs?
so i am confused...

Asclepius said...

That actually sounds like a pretty perfect day. We've just spent the last week in the lake district where it only stopped raining once.....and thats while it was hailing. None the less I am a wet weather boy.

Sage said...

@illuminary.. I will post a pic of some troika sadly it is out of my price range going for hundreds of pounds but you never know.