Anyone else got toadstools on their grass? The mould spores must be rife this time of year.
Autumn is most definitely my favourite season, I love the chilly evenings sat in front of our open fire. I love the food that comes with Autumn, warm comforting food. On Sunday we went blackberry picking and were given a big bag of cooking apples which I turned into a crumble.
This week our oven conked out, just as I was about to cook the fish pie for tea - blinking typical, it's a good job I have friendly neighbours who saved the day and cooked it for me. I decided to dig out the slow cooker and make a lovely warming stew. I even made dumplings, now that is real comfort food. The oven is now mended and was put through its paces today. Daisy has been feeling poorly all week with a really sore throat, this morning she looked really under the weather and felt hot, so a day of r&r was in order. She snuggled under her duvet on the sofa whilst I pottered and cooked. I made a Nigella old fashioned chocolate cake, a pumpkin pie (first one this year) and some broccoli and Stilton soup. I love days spent at home just pottering and doing what ever takes my fancy, it's a shame they don't happen as often as I would like. Daisy watched the film Marley and Me twice this afternoon and cried both times at the ending! I think she will be back at school tomorrow, she is looking better this evening.
Here are a few pics taken this week, not that exciting I'm afraid.
Berries from the bouquet of flowers that my lovely sister in-law gave me for our wedding anniversary. I think these are hypericum berries, I had these in my wedding bouquet along with Leonardis roses and white freesias. My wedding bouquet was gorgeous, I haven't seen flowers as lovely since my wedding eleven years ago.
My very generous mother in-law treated me to her little friend at this year's craft fair. I think she might be a forget-me-not fairy. Whilst browsing the fairy stall, I set my eyes on these two and fell in love. Before I could control the urge, I had handed over a cheque and they were coming home too.
There is something about golliwogs that I just love. I think it may be because they are such an iconic toy from the past, they really do symbolise a bygone era. Anyway, these two are sat on the mantelpiece keeping a watch over the fairy sisters. The girl golli, has such a surprised look on her face!
We had a lovely time in London on Saturday and the Lion King was excellent, I would definitely recommend it. Alex was a bit fidgety, so maybe recommended for children over 8 rather than small 6 year old boys!
Daisy had a field day in Cath Kidston and managed to spend most of her birthday money in there. She treated herself to an ipod touch case, some pins in a tin for her sewing basket, a very cute teddy bear and the most lovely dressing gown with little ducks on.
Mr P was very naughty on our wedding anniversary and bought me a Cath Kidston Iphone case. I had been admiring it for ages, and it was a lovely if not naughty surprise. We weren't doing presents this year!
Well I'm off to make a much needed brew. Have a great weekend, we have nothing planned, which after the past few very busy weekends is a welcome relief.
Till next time.