A lovely walk this morning here in the small town, brilliant sunshine with a mild breeze, is this really January?.....everything's coming into bud, crocus coming to attention......I think jack frost or worse, snow will come eventually and kill them all.....what a pity!
Last night we had friends over and Herb chose this recipe from the latest Waitrose magazine...pot roast leg of lamb with haricot beans and lardons...it was really delicious and a big hit. However if you were to try it I thought it needed more liquid than the recipe, so I used about half a bottle of white wine in the end rather than the 150 ml and cooked it a little longer than they said. Really good!
On the crafty front I have been accumulating and saving blue fabric for a quilt from the Jane Brocket quilting book ( by my bed and well thumbed). Finally decided, yesterday as the diamonds weren’t going to well (or rather I was finding it tricky-if in doubt give up) to start cutting out the squares for the ‘Lisbon tiles’ quilt. Laid out and of course an opinion was asked for......but not really wanted........he doesn’t like it .....” too busy” “too blue”.......my face must have said volumes as some nifty back tracking was done.....but it was too late I slumped and whined.
Today I will crack on .....I like it, I’m making it....lesson learnt, don’t ask if you don’t want the truth....direct quote.