This weekend has been a quiet one, which has given me the chance to catch up on cleaning and crocheting. The best thing about this weekend though, is that we can now open our front door in a normal manner. (Not by bashing it with our hips or yanking it using a belt through the letterbox) With all the rain we have had, and a leaky gutter, which we recently had fixed at great expense, the door and doorstep had expanded so much that it was very hard to get in and out. It has been this way for about four weeks. I was waiting for it to contract but that was not happening so Andy found a man called Ray on a site called rated people.com to come and have a look. He arrived at about four yesterday and by about 6.30 the door was fixed. He did a great job, even leaving me a little pot of sealant to keep adding more layers where he filled a hole (that I had gouged last weekend in an amateurish attempt to fix it) He didn't rip us off and he was nice too. He talked to himself and sang as he worked which was an added bonus. (I like a bit of talking to myself too!)
clementine cake. It is a lovely and easy recipe which fills the house with the delicious scent of oranges as you boil them for two hours. It is lovely with a bit of creme fraiche.