Today is one of those magical, blissful days where time slips slowly by, there is no schedule to follow and the potential for hours filled with self-indulgent pleasure exists. The frantic, fabulous build up to Christmas is over, the special day has passed. The house is a mess once again. The fridge is bulging with gorgeous leftovers, tempting turkey, decadent desserts, scrumptious cheeses and all manner of treats. Everyone is content to enjoy the gifts they were fortunate enough to receive. The sounds of summer waft through the house and the christmas flowers sent the air with their beautiful perfume. The sun is shinning and the time has come for me to sneak away to a comfy, quiet spot at Cape Cottage and read one of the lovely new books I received for Xmas. Oh but first a trip to the pantry is called for! I am going to fill a wee bowl with yummy summer berries, a dollop of cream and perhaps just a teeny tiny piece of leftover pavalova!
The pavlova - just waiting for the family to devour it! Oh yes and not the most elegant of plates I know, but the lads chose it and had covered it in cream and berries before I could transfer it to something pretty - c'est la vie!