|Another photo taken in Dad's garden|
Yesterday Sharon came round to do our hair and now we both feel decidedly neater and more presentable. It is odd the difference a hair do can make to ones state of mind. I set to and started using up the fruit I have for preserving by making six pots of plum jam with star anise which is absolutely delicious and will make great gifts for folks. Today I am starting off with apple and tomato chutney and then we shall see.
Beth and Al stayed for lunch and we had cheese on toast - very plain and very delicious - followed by a drink made with my home made drinking chocolate powder. Beth also agreed that it is extremely delicious so I think I have another gift idea here. I think I need to learn how to weave little baskets and then I could go into gift production. When you see what they charge for a little pot of jam in a basket with a few shreds of tissue paper and a bow - well, I could be quids in, couldn't I!
I also made the pigs in blankets for our Christmas in November (I hope Sonja reads this) and they are now safely tucked away in the freezer. There were a few slices of bacon left over so this morning I shall treat myself to a cooked breakfast. I'd better get going then - it is past eight o'clock so no wonder I am feeling hungry!
Have a good day!
By the way, the recipe for the plum jam is on my other blog. http://fooddiaryofteacher.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/recipe-plum-jam-with-star-anise.html