As those of you who read the blog earlier this week would know today I hosted lunch for 8 of my work friends. After an extremely exhausting week (I reckon it was the most difficult on record) I surprised myself in being able to pull together a decent feed....
More surprising than the quality of the food was the cleanliness of the house... Despite the endless personal protests I think the hours of cleaning this morning were worth it. I transformed what looked more like a bomb shelter into a functioning flat. Even the team appreciated how 'neat and tidy' everything was. . . If only they were here a couple of hours earlier.
I didn't take photos of the food as I think they would have thought I was a little strange - not sure that they have all embraced the whole blog thing yet... So I am left with the early photos of the table, which I snuck in before everyone arrived...
The succulents on the table are courtesy of my wonderfully generous sister. An early birthday present apparently. A fabulous gift!!! I think it is all part of her latest obsession - her garden.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. It has started to get cooler here and I have begun planning what winter treats are in order. . . These will obviously be posted here sometime soon.