Joyeux Anniversaire Matthieu

Its Matthews birthday and he’s in France on a school trip for five days. Have a good time Matt!!!

cake and ice cream

Its been a red letter day today at home as well as Rob has been busy in the kitchen, a very unusual place for him to be. First he tried his hand at ice cream, then made his own breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast, then finished off by making his first Victoria sponge cake. He used up eighteen eggs from our own chickens and some of our own strawberry jam for the filling of his cake. Didn’t he do well!

We have been very busy at the allotment for the last few days, mostly weeding, watering and harvesting. No watering required today though as we have had torrential rain. We did manage a visit to the tip though so the plots look even tidier now as we have thrown away a lot of stuff. So far this has been a better year than last and I have been busy after every visit to the plots preparing, cooking, freezing and preserving etc. oh and eating. Everything has done well so far with the exception of spring onions which have refused to appear despite being sown several times.