Good morning bloggy friends everywhere! After all the rain we've had here in Devon since the family have been here, I woke up this morning, on the 1st November, to find that it really did seem like that season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, as the sun was starting to rise and the mists were rolling over the fields. I really do love it when we have mornings like that.
I must admit that I was feeling decidedly grumpy yesterday, as I am not allowed to eat all the lovely things that I have enjoyed eating alll my life, such as roast potatoes, biscuits, gorgeous choc au pains, any sort of cake, and the list goes on :( Anyway, my daughter from France was obviously fed up with me grumping (!) and found a cake recipe for O blood groups, which doesn't use flour. It is a lemon and almond cake, and she actually made them like little buns yesterday. They were delicious, and after eating four of them, I was feeling decidedly happier. I couldn't eat any more because she confiscated the rest to the freezer, so that I can take out one at a time. Yea, right!! Anyway, thank you Emma. What am I going to do without you when you return to France tomorrow.
We had our little halloween party here last evening, and it went very well. Everyone looked great in their costumes and the little ones looked good enough to eat of course!! We started off with some party food (well, everyone else but me, that is!!). Then hubby put on a lovely firework display for us and we finished off by lighting the chimnea and making our Smores, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. (Thanks again SkippyMom!).
Obviously I love it when the family are all together. To me, apart from wonderful friendships, that is what life is all about really, and I am so grateful for the love of my family and the care that they always show to me. Here are a few photoes to give you a little taster of the evening.
Right, time to get on with my Christmas shopping list I think!! (Hee Hee!).