This last weekend in January has everyone in the Northern Hemisphere craving Spring and warm sunshine.
I took my globe collection from the cottage and arranged them here on top of the big cabinet in the dining room. That little bit of turquoise brings some life to this quite dark room.
My mum, sister, daughter and daughters friend joined us for Sunday Supper. The weather just calls for a big roast dinner, in this case Pork Loin with applesauce from wonderful organic Granny Smiths, which needed no sugar at all. I made my first ever Coconut Cream Pie using a recipe I found on Deb's blog Loyalist Cottage. HERE is a link for her wonderful pie. Short on time, I opted for a bought crust, which turned out to be all smashed up in the box, so I had to take the second one in the package and patch it up.
Hubby got a leather wing chair for his 50th, and I moved it to the living room because it simply was not getting sat on in the basement and I want it to look old and worn which may take 50 years.
Hannah Cat enjoys the family dinners and prefers to watch the goings on from her cozy bed. She really misses the dogs :(
We went for a Cheap Chicken Dinner and to see The King's Speech which I loved. I love anything with Royalty and the costuming was lovely.
And...my newest TV programme infatuation is Downton Abbey. Tales of Lord and Lady Grantham and their household. A bit of Upstairs Downstairs for those who enjoyed that.
Check it out on http://www.pbs.com/. Again the costuming is fabulous, as is the house, the scenery and of course my favourite Maggie Smith.