|gorgeous quinces from the cotswolds|
we've picked our sloes already and popped them in the freezer. they are juicy and abundant this year. Also managed to find lots of hazel or cob nuts - some are empty but some are not and delicious. am trying to keep them for christmas treats but that may be hard...
its also been a really busy month as the hen and stag do's have taken place in advance of the holt - grundmann nuptuals in october. the hen do was fabulous. apart from a whole weekend away from the kids (you need one everyone now and again!) the weather, company and location were all great. the organisers excelled themselves and whats more we made cocktails, designed t-shirts and decorated pants! lots of craft and drink ensued. Luisa gamely drank our homemade cocktails and pronounced our version of a tom collins with crabapples instead of raspberries "delicious". I never thought we'd use a whole jar of the stuff and that a bona fide Riverford Chef would be the mixologist but there you are! sadly i forgot to take a photo of the pants but i designed a little lucky pants purse to stash a spare pair in - in case you get caught short of course! it was obvious i had made them so i lost that round of the drinking game.
|view from our lodge at sunset|
|canoes at cotswold water park- hen venue|
|sophisticated crabapple collins|
|scary glow in the dark cocktail by Carissa|
|Weasel gamely trying all the cocktails|
|the wiser amongst us moved to champagne|
|kids and apple juice|