I had today all planned ...........hooray, yippee, woohoo, we are going on holiday tomorrow, so today I was going to do the washing and ironing and pack the cases. But that was before our neighbour JimtheFarmer popped in yesterday to give me a big bag of plums, which had blown off his trees in the high winds on Saturday night. So I had some extra tasks to do ....... what's that you're shouting at your computer - oh, you want to know where we are going! We are off to Portugal (a late bargain), to the resort of Carvoeiro, for two weeks of R&R.
So, to return to the plums. The first job was to wash them thoroughly
I halved and stoned about a third of them, put them on baking parchment on trays and popped them in the freezer (having consulted a book about freezing fruit)
once they were frozen, I popped them into a freezer bag.
then this morning, I made jam and chutney. You'll see that the label says HOT plum chutney ....... I was a bit too generous with the cayenne pepper!
and that's not all!! Yesterday Malcolm made a crumble. We had some after dinner last night, we will have some later (at the moment we are too full after a delicious beef curry for dinner) then the remaining portion will go in the freezer
it was too miserable yesterday to go for a walk, so we popped out to get the papers and went for a very tasty cheese scone. I cut it open so that you can see how much cheese was in it
it was very windy again through the night, and a slate came off the roof ........
........ unfortunately, it hit my car! We have informed the insurance company, but it will have to wait until we get back to be repaired
I am going to schedule some posts to appear while we are away. Hopefully the hotel will have wifi, or if not I am sure I will be able to find a coffee shop where I will be able to use my Kindle to read your comments (I do enjoy reading your comments!), however, I may not be able to reply.
We now have to stay awake until 2am, to leave for the airport. We will probably find a film to watch, or some reruns of comedy shows. I could also tackle the backlog of magazines that are sitting beside me!