It was an adventure for us

We planned a different kind of adventure for this weekend–we actually planned to stay at home and not do very much! We managed it as well on saturday, going no further than to the shops, and having Rachel’s sister Sarah over for lunch and our friends Tony and Catherine over for dinner. In quite unusually domestic manner, we trimmed the hedge and pruned some trees, mended the fence in the back garden, repotted some of the house plants, varnished the back door, cut down a small tree, and most importantly made cake.

A bevy of Rachel's swan profiteroles (yes, I looked up the collective noun).
A bevy of Rachel's swan profiteroles (yes, I looked up the collective noun).

The profiteroles were lovely. Rachel toiled long and hard making perfect little profiterole swans. The raspberry chocolate cake was also good (and best of all, there’s still some left).
Rachel's raspberry chocolate torte. Yum!
Rachel's raspberry chocolate torte. Yum!

We also introduced ourselves to the frog that seems to have moved into our garden.

We just couldn’t manage two days of domesticity, so on sunday we went orienteering at Baggeridge and Himley and visited our frinds Richard and Carol. I should say that I went orienteering. Rachel helped organise things and sat in the sunshine reading her book. She might just be capable of two days of domestic bliss, but I’m clearly not!

Our new tenant. Now, how do we get her to pay rent?
Our new tenant. Now, how do we get her to pay rent?

8 thoughts on “It was an adventure for us”

  1. Well spotted Pete! There was indeed a turtle in there. Strangely, in the great kitchen floor catastrophe, ninja turtles turned out to be much less robust than swans. 🙁 Expect Teenage Mutant Ninja Swans on a TV near you soon!

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