All is quiet on the renovation front - still waiting for the builders' quotes to come in. I had another look at the inside of the house today. As it's been rented out since we bought it I have only been inside once or twice. It's a lot worse than I remember it, but in saying that, it will still clean up well. I'll post some photos shortly so you can see for yourselves.
So while I sit and wait in angst hoping that the quotes are going to come in on budget, and added to the fact that it has done nothing but rain over the past few weeks, there hasn't been a lot to do around here except cook (and eat).
|Chocolate Frangipane Plum Tart|
So too have these lightly spiced Pumpkin Muffins:
Warm desserts (with ice cream) are starting to feature more and more as the weather starts to cool:
|Apricot and Almond Crumble|
|Cheese and Onion Pull Apart|
|Roast Tomato Soup with Pesto|
Luckily I've got a kitchen-hand to help out.
Chasing after four energetic boys is usually enough exercise to burn off all those calories, but when there is any spare time leftover, I like to get out on my bicycle. Yes, my vintage-inspired bike that I spoke of almost 12 months ago finally arrived all the way from Gothenberg, Sweden just a couple of weeks ago.
See you shortly with some pics of our