A weekend at home…

Richard is ‘working’ in a posh castle near Barcelona at the moment, so I’ve spent the weekend visiting friends and relatives and errr… running.

On Saturday our family came together to give my grandfather the final hardcopies of his memoirs. This might not be the last you hear about this because he tells us that he has started writing the sequel!

Our Grandad signing copies of his memoirs

We celebrated in style with a black forest gateaux that I made the evening before. It was delicious! Kirsch-flavoured cream is just fabulous!

Black forest gateaux

On Sunday morning I ran off the calories around Tamworth and then visited friends in Shropshire.

Not too many other exciting pictures from the weekend, so I’ve added some pictures from the garden. It’s looking nice at the moment and the veggies are super productive. It’s only a small space, but we’ve found space for peas, french beans, mange tout, cougettes, carrots, tomatoes, strawberries, aubergines, little gem lettuces, rocket, leeks, pak choi, rhubarb, gooseberries, squash, raspberries, plums, sunflowers and potatoes…. plus the gravel area is now covered in alpine plants, including alpine strawberries!

The cat belongs to our next door neighbour, but he spends most of his time meowing at our patio door πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “A weekend at home…”

  1. Hmmm… I really enjoy your posts full of new words! What the hell is rocket doing in a garden??? I know what rocket fuel is though, we certainly have some of it in Hungary, ask Terry! πŸ˜†

    I’m glad your grandad is working on the sequel! :star: What do I have to do to get hold of a signed copy?

    The black forest gateaux (new word) looks :yum: :yum: :yum: :yum:

    1. ‘Rocket’ as in the leafy lettuce type plant (Eruca sativa); it tastes horrid, but I planted it for Richard (as he’s a rocket scientist, I guess it must be good for him).

      Signed copies are hard to come by – we ordered 7 books and my Grandad has the spares. Perhaps when he finishes the sequel we’ll merge the two books and have another print run πŸ™‚

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