Friday, 4 November 2016

Heating went on and plans for the weekend.


This week has been peculiar.  Not necessarily in a bad way, but having the Halloween party Monday, then the kids had school discos on Tuesday meaning we didn’t get home until late, then Wednesday was the first night the clock change affected us as by the time we get home from school, it’s drawing in meaning we have limited time to get the horses out and do jobs that need daylight.  It won’t be long and we’ll have to do things by torchlight.  However it is lovely to have the daylight back on a morning.  I can’t believe how much more I notice these things now that we live here.  The weather and environment play such a big role on a smallholding.
The temperature dropped to 2C overnight earlier this week meaning that I put the heating on, to come on for a bit on a morning and when the kids are taking a bath at night.  Takes the chill off.

I have a sheep with a bad tummy to look after and a goose to be dispatched this weekend.  We’re also going to a local farmer’s auction as I’m after a tiller/rotivator, another incubator if there’s any on offer and whatever else they may have that would cost a fortune elsewhere.  My parents are coming to visit tomorrow night and we may have a little bonfire going for Guy Fawkes night that we can sit around and enjoy, but no fireworks obviously.  I’ll pick a few sparklers up for the kids so they can enjoy that safely and we'll roast some marshmallows after our homemade curry that my Dad's made.  Then Sunday we have some people coming for load of muck.  We’re invited out to lunch on Sunday so that will mean I don’t have to make Sunday lunch and clean up the kitchen afterwards – I’m not complaining.  I do love a Sunday lunch, time spent round the kitchen table with family, catching up, taking time out, looking at each other.  That’s sounds strange to say that but I think life sometimes ends up in a whirlwind, where we might be together but it’s the quality time together that’s the key.  You can’t beat a roast beef with Yorkshire pudding (google if you haven’t heard of them) dinner with bright green peas, carrots, cauliflower and roast potatoes!

What’s people’s thoughts on the traditional Sunday lunch, do you have a roast every week, or once in a while, or not bother at all? 

5 comments:

  1. Ah, lovely post, chic. We keep forgetting to take the kitchen emergency torch downstairs when we are putting the girls away - think I'll have to leave it in the cellar for now. Hope the poorly sheep recovers soon and that the goose tastes good! 9 times out of 10 we have a Sunday Roast. The boys have recently decided they like beef which is great for us, we all love a bit of pork crackling and yorkshires with anything!x

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  2. We have more roast dinners in the winter months, we have more inside time.

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  3. Hi Tracy

    More often than not I do Sunday lunch it is the main meal of the week. When the children were at home as well it was the one meal that I insisted they be present for. Its a time to catch up and socialise and do some old fashioned talking and proper communicating. Its proper family time. Even now OH and myself have a meal and its a time when we sit and talk things through and time for a proper catch up. I still cook Sunday lunch but it goes into Monday as well. Old fashioned values still hold good here. And there is something comforting and soothing about a proper Sunday lunch. if you are having a bonfire if OH has an old pair of tatty overalls get the kiddies to make a guy fawkes for the bonfire. We used to have great fun as youngsters stuffing them with straw and making them look presentable and then the piece de resistance sitting him on top of the fire. Just watch out for wild creatures and hedge hogs. Hope you have a lovely time.

    Pattypanxx

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  4. Hubby and I always lay the table to eat together. Its so civilised to eat and chat. I love Sunday dinner and love it even more when its made by someone else!

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  5. Thanks for the answers everyone. I do like to hear what other people think and do. I'm going to continue trying to do a Sunday lunch most weeks for us all. Old fashioned values, PP - I love that thought. Very me :)

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