Have had a lovely weekend, and am now sipping my homemade cosmo (recipe and prep tips thanks to my brother John), while the spanish roast chicken roasts in the oven. Yesterday was so hot and humid, but Paddy and I managed some gardening and then got ready for the arrival of friends. In the early evening we walked through Burwell and across the fields to the Dyke’s End in Reach, a splendid pub with a micro brewery (the brewer (owners brother) went to school with Paddy in Rotherham…bizarre!) The food was amazing last night, scallops and ribeye being the stars of the show. We rolled back with time for a nightcap in The Fox, very cleverly managing to miss the downpour which occurred while we were eating… excellent planning.

Today was late breakfast (sausage & onion & mustard sarnies – decadent) then more gardening until the heavens opened and thunder & lightning very very frightening!

Now it’s all quiet on the Eastern front and it’s time for the chicken to come out of the oven and to see if I can squeeze any more out of the cosmo jug…bliss!