Sunday, 8 November 2009
All work was put on hold today as we were playing host to Tracey's mum, Jill, who has been staying with us for a few days. She has got used to the routine here very quickly, especially the need to change her clothing at least 3 times a day after close encounters with various mud coated stock and pets.
The plan was to continue building but thankfully Pritch was also playing family guy and this suited Rock HQ just fine. The majority of the day has been spent either preparing food or eating it. The sausages at breakfast were washed down with a glass of Bucks Fizz, trez posh dontchaknow, well its Jill's birthday so we had to celebrate. Breakfast was hardly cleared away before a nice lunch of Flafel, a great chick pea concoction wrapped in tortias with salad and all the gubbins. Thankfully they were a hit with John and Wendy who came over to join the celebrations and are a very rare breed at Rock HQ, vegetarian. Lunch hardly had time to digest before we just had to sit down to a huge three course dinner of pork terrine and salad, Herefordshire roast beef and the usual suspects with a pretty good gooseberry crumble avec sauce anglais. The gooseberries were donated by Mrs 20% as was the crab apple and clove jelly they were cooked in. Its a good job I have given up chocolate otherwise I might have put on weight!
The only downside on the day is that Maggie our multicoloured Anglo Nubian cross Boer goat is missing. A search of the perimeter has not found her trapped by the horns in the stock fence so we are a bit worried as to her whereabouts.
Posted by Tony at 20:12