So today marks the end of 2015, and what a great year it has been.
This evening we will see the year out at The Woodcocks pub on Burton Waters.
Thank you to our boiler for choosing the most expensive time of year to break down!
Why oh why?
So today I am waiting in for a new PCB to new couriered down from Newcastle and hopefully get it working properly again.
Mind you at least we still have heat, we just have to keep resetting the boiler.
We have a really good traditional butchers with their own slaughter house just up the road but what with work and being on the boat we don't often get to use them.
So we have made the most of being at home and have taken the opportunity to stock up the freezer with top quality local meat.
Over the coming weeks we will probably add more until it is bursting at the seams!
We got around to doing some more work on the hallway yesterday. It had seemed to have come to a standstill but we put in the hours yesterday and finally got the walls clad right up the stairs and a sample section of the trim to the bottom.
Not a bad days work.
Same again today.
We had family round yesterday so instead of making yet another huge meal I decided it would probably be easier to do a buffet lunch instead.
I didn't bank on the marathon three and a half hour session in the kitchen to get it all prepped mind!
It was worth it though to spend Boxing day with some of the family.
I decided to try these today to see if they would actually work before committing to making them for breakfast tomorrow.
Take a buttered slice of granary bread and cut into a circle. Take the circle of bread and place buttered side down in a muffin tray squeezing it down as much as possible.
Next add some mature cheddar and black pudding. Then take a slice of smoked streaky bacon and place around the edge of the bread. Finally crack a free range eggs into the well and bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees.
I went and picked up the last of the Christmas presents today and wrapped them ready for delivery tomorrow and during the evening next week.
Whilst I was busy Liam was doing yet more DIY in the hallway. He reckons he can see an end in sight, I'm not too sure.
We also managed to get the sterndrive rebuilt and with some fresh oil in it yesterday despite the high winds. Thankfully it stayed dry though.
Now the drive is just awaiting a quick clean, touch up of the paint and new props in the new year prior to being relaunched.