Hi Everyone, like many people the world over, I find this time of year very busy with work, family and home. This year has been no exception: this week I have had to move to a new office (like about 4 metres away from my current office) and assist other colleagues with similar unfathomable re-locations. Luckily the fruit has been ripening up at my garden /other section and I have been able to de-stress in the evenings by picking raspberries, black and red currants, and one or two gooseberries.
Despite being hot and dusty for most of the week while arranging the moving of furniture and people, and changing phone extensions etc, I have managed to rock a couple of lovely polyester dresses:
|Crazy neon yellow green purple and blue polyester dress bought off Trademe, worn with in your face neon yellow flower and Melissa Boots. Jacket and belt both retail.|
It is also the time of year to experiment with food - the prune and port truffles for example. They were quite messy to make and taste nice, but if I make them again I will definitely adjust the recipe as they were very sweet - even for me a notorious sweet tooth!! The banana muffins on the other hand are a recipe I have used for more than 15 years and is fail safe. For a special morning tea at work I made mini ones, knowing that one can comfortably eat one or two or three. Another experiment of the culinary kind is to do with the tonnes of blackcurrants and the redcurrants. I have decided to turn my hand at blackcurrant liqueur and blackcurrant chutney, and a redcurrant and red onion relish.
Okay, need to go get some supplies and the sun has come out so more fruit will be ripening. I am SO looking forward to Christmas Eve - it will be the start of a three week holiday with my family. YAY.
Bye for now, Penny-Rose