...and his girl left behind. Justin Chambers is going to Antarctica as a chef, and leaving behind all that is normal, for a whole year. Together, but apart, we will document our experiences (well, he'll give me the info verbally and I will turn that in to a blog post!!) as we live in two quite different worlds for those 12 months.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Meanwhile back in sleepy Noosa

The rain has been around for about two weeks now, which coincided great with me not feeling so crash hot,  but after two days of great weather, I got stuck in to some much needed work around home.  The floors are clean, the lawns are mowed, I have done some minor rearranging - the ugly arm chair from the lounge is now safely installed in the garage next door (and I took theirs to the dump) and the house in general is looking great. 

There have been a few spits of rain in the air today but I decided that that was not going to put a dampener on my Pimms afternoon.   So I got stuck in and made mini cheese and chutney scones, roast beef and horseradish sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches ready for the ladies to arrive at 3pm. 
We were soooooo lucky with the weather - it held off until everyone left and I shot around the block with Mr Bear only for it to really start as we walked back down the driveway! You couldn't ask for better than that.

The Pimms looked great and went down a treat. 
(I stuck with a weakish mix so the drivers could enjoy a couple.) 

My recipe consisted of:
200ml Pimms No.1
1.25 litre bottle lemonade - chilled
1 sliced orange
1/2 sliced cucumber
mint sprigs picked fresh from my garden

Put all on top of a heap of ice in a large jug and serve.  

We got 3 large jugfuls from the one bottle of Pimms and I still have a little left to enjoy on a quiet afternoon on my own.

Thanks Jenny, Janette, Deb, Tess, Dor, Julie, Julie and of course, my Mum for making time to sit around on a lovely afternoon when everyone is crazy in the lead up til Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Pimms afternoon with the girls! Thank you Jo.