Joe and I arrived on Thursday night after a rather treacherous drive up the A1 - torrential rain all over Yorkshire, the A66 closed by flooding, and heavy cloud all over - not so fun! That said, its rare we ever have a straight forward drive to Edinburgh so it should not have been a surprise. It was all made better by a warm welcome of spicy pork stew with mash and cabbage and a nice glass of white wine - what could be better.
|Mum's pork stew with mash and cabbage|
|Roast seabass with ratatouille, potatoes and garlic bread|
|lemon tart and Mississippi mud cake - well, how could you choose between them?|
Kerstin and Michael cooked up a storm for all their guests - home made pizzas, quiches, breads, cakes and all sorts. I chipped in on a minimal level with some Thai prawns, tandoori chicken bites and cheese and pancetta straws. It was a great afternoon, the sun was shining, the drinks were flowing and Joe even now has a tan! It was lovely to catch up with lots of the family and we had a great time - thanks very much Michael, Kerstin and Tom!
|The table, groaning under home made pizzas, breads, quiches, cakes and salads. All so very good.|
|Very proud grandparents - Zita and Mum|
|Home made pizza with courgettes, mushrooms and chorizo|