The end of September is almost here. Where do the months go? We have, once again, loved our year welcoming guests into our home. New guests and those that return. It is a delight to welcome guest back time and again. We have those that have been with us now on many occasions and have become good friends or as some have said in our Visitors Book ‘part of the family’. So, autumn is here with the leaves changing and the mornings and evenings having an autumnal chill about them but Uplyme and Lyme Regis is still a beautiful area to visit with lots to offer.
On Saturday we visited The Giant Club Restaurant, Axminster for the first time. It will certainly not be the last, it was exceptional. Food prepared with local ingredients, presented beautifully and the flavour exquisite. Visit their website for sample menus www.thegiantclub.co.uk
I haven’t made this flapjack for ages. When I was cleaning the pantry yesterday this little jar of molasses from Portugal ‘shouted’ at me. James and I had spent a very happy holiday there, with Rebecca and Tim, in November. Yummy flapjack and happy memories
Poached pears, rhubarb and crystallised ginger for breakfast this morning, served with natural organic yogurt and flax seeds, almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts. Served in the sun lounge with blue skies and sunshine a perfect spring morning.
Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury in on ITV tonight at 8pm. The programme includes walks at Colmer’s Hill, Symondsbury, and a walk up to Golden Cap, once at the top there are spectacular view of the Jurassic Coast and Lyme Bay. Julia was on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning and mentioned the walks and The Anchor Pub at Seatown a welcome stop at the end of your walk for a drink and greet food.
Well ….. We have finished. A huge thank you to James who has worked tirelessly for 6 weeks along side, Shane Quick, plumber, Hodson and Son the tilers and Joe May who laid the floor. You have all been wonderful.
We are now on the constructive leg of this ‘journey’ less dust and less noise!!! Next week I hope to post the final pictures. We shall be ready for guests again in the Ammonite Room with sparkling new en suite shower room.
James has worked so hard during the last two weeks, demolishing, sorting all the rough edges and tidying everything to get it ready for Joe to come on Monday to lay the flooring and the tilers to arrive on Wednesday. We are almost dust free. Anyone who knows me knows just how much I hate upheaval and dust.
We have a wonderful fruit and vegetable shop in Axminster where I bought my Seville oranges. When paying I saw they were selling fresh Tumeric. I have been putting it in with the fresh juices that I make and the subtle flavour they add is fabulous.