Latest posts by Clarington

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 21:10

*waves at Wonky*

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 21:06

Guests suitably stuffed with food have now departed.

Clarington stuffed with food now laid out in the floor of the lounge stretching my back into some kind of normal layout.

The weight of my belly isn't helping!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 10:54

The biggest disadvantage of wanting to make everything? The state of my kitchen now! 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 09:23

Lily; I've often brought neighbours washing in if it's raining (even ironed them once as they were a little damp) but never because they looked wrong! The fun I could have with your neighbour; MASSIVE pants would be hoisted amongst the scruffy vegetable patch!

I am doubting my choice of custard for the trifle; unfortunately what with yesterday's cream heavy dish, today's trifle and ice cream making: the mere idea a taste test makes me feel most unwell. I may have over creamed.

Need a giggle? His lordship came downstairs and announced he had "wiped the bathroom sink"... 

... I'll just go do the rest of the bathroom then shall I?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 07:02

Morning all! 

For some FOOLISH reason I decided to be arty with my trifle. It's in individual portions (more to do with my being a special kind of lazy and HATING having to "be mother" and serve it up so it's much easier to do it like this and I decided to set the jelly and fruit at an angle.

Of course I had used the straight glasses so that I could simply cut the cake base (between jelly and custard) to match the rim; push fit sorted nice clean display and everyone will be happy.

But that won't work with my all fancy ideas! Why do I make things complicated? It's bad enough having to make the cake for what it meant to be a "simple" dessert.

The weather is currently looking lovely; I am going to ignore the time honoured fashion of not having your washing out on display when guests arrive (his lordships family who I am sure will have seen his pants on the line many times before) by making the most of it!

Keep safe and have fun everyone.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 06:50

Enjoy the day DD!!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 16:54

His lordships birthday here; we've collected his new car, had lunch at Ikea (I know how to spoil a man!) and brought a few items that of course had to squeeze into my little car rather than risk his!

Now I'm just drumming up the energy to make the cherry ice cream, trifle, and birthday cake for tomorrow's BBC. 

Oh and tidy the house.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 21:20

Chocolate is still sealed. I'm being very well behaved.

Pears on apple tree!

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 21:19

Has a graft ever been made in these trees? Because that is definately pear on a pear tree.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:25

I have just gotten home from an AWESOME assisted living complex. The eldest was 99 and youngest in their 70s. 

One of the ladies insisted I took home some chocolates: after the week I've had the sheer idea of someone wanting to reward me for just being had a most wibbly wobbly feeling.

I can't promise they'll last the night.

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