Pancake Day

Last Tuesday was pancake day. We hadn’t planned on making any pancakes, but once I started reading recipes online the idea just seemed too enticing  So with the promise of some good football viewing that evening, we decided to make some pancakes to celebrate the day.

With all the ingredients out we were ready to go.

Fraser started, throwing all the pancakey ingredients together and then whisking.

Then it was my turn, more and more whisking. Now, making pancakes isn’t hard but whisking is tiring.

Then on to the fun part. Into the pan.


Fraser managed to expertly flip the first one. Then it was over to me again.

After another successful flip we quickly made a few more, not quite anticipating how many pancakes the mix would yield. (To be honest, we had too many).


We gathered together the various toppings we wanted, such as melted chocolate, peanut butter, sugar and lemon juice (depending on individual taste they were combined in various ways).

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And there they were, our delicious (but oh so filling) pancakes. We were ready, the football was ready and the chosen toppings turned out to be the perfect additions to pancake day.


A deliciously perfect pancake day!


What’s been happening recently … October

A little late this month, but here are some random pics of what happened in October.


Pumpkin Pandemonium

At the end of October we acquired two lovely pumpkins.

 Seriously, just look at them! They were gorgeous.

 But soon enough it was carving time.

 Fraser cut into them and then I gutted them (it all sounds so brutal).


Then, of course, they needed artwork. Fraser had ambitious plans for one of them, and my only request was that the other one be a traditional jack-o’-lantern style pumpkin with a toothy grin. And my wish was granted.

 Whilst Fraser carefully planned his design for the other one, we used pumpkin puree to make some absolutely delicious pumpkin biscuits/mini-cakes. Seriously, they were the perfect Halloween attribute, SO tasty!

  Here, meanwhile, the master at work:

And then, for the grand finale, the triumphant unveiling, of this beauty:

 Yes, that’s right, somehow, Fraser managed to carve the film poster of The Exorcist on to our pumpkin. It is rumoured that he is now considering pumpkin carving as a serious career possibility. I mean, just LOOK at it! It’s amazing!

This pumpkin quickly joined the other one and nicely decorated our dining table.

And to top it off, they both looked even better when they were lit up, perfectly setting the Halloween mood (granted, that is a little difficult to capture on camera).


So that’s the story of our two little pumpkins. Until next year, pumpkin friends!