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.
What a difference a week makes. This time last week we had guests and the shower room was in use! Now ……… James has worked so hard and it now looks like this!!
There is nothing like a bit of demolition! They say there is no gain without pain!
We are updating the Ammonite shower room. I shall post daily pictures of the progress!!
This was yesterday, 25 January.
When our guests arrive they are offered a tray of tea and flapjack, many have requested the recipe. Well here it is:
I have to admit that I don’t weigh anything out, I have been making it for so long that everything goes into the saucepan, please experiment with the above recipe to get the consistency that you like.
Life is about moments,
Don’t wait for them,
Why not book a break at Fingle Bed and Breakfast, rest and relaxation, sea air and beautiful walks.
Rhubarb picked from the garden at 3.30pm yesterday and prepared for Rhubarb and vanilla jam, potted at 5.15pm and on the breakfast table for my guests to enjoy this morning. Now that is fresh.
After I had finished cooking breakfast and cleaning the rooms yesterday I went for a walk through the Pinetum, Uplyme with a friend. The peace and tranquillity was wonderful and the bluebells and beech leaves were beautiful. The blue and the green so fresh and new. The views through the branches over Uplyme were so picturesque. We are very lucky to live in this beautiful part of the country/world and to be able to share it with our guests. We have just had a couple from Australia stay and they could not get over the different greens of the countryside.
I know we haven’t had summer yet, although the weather during April has been absolutely fantastic, but it is never too early to be thinking about something to look forward to in the autumn. Take a look at the River Cottage website www.rivercottage.net and browse on the home page/latest news/Early bird offer. Lots of interesting events coming up.
We have many guests that go to River Cottage for all sorts of events, weddings, dining, the seasonal fairs, cooking courses and foraging courses … so much do choose from.