Today has been a very good day! It started with brilliant blue skies and hot sun. Then, at breakfast we picked the two ripe lemons off our little tree. There are two more developing. It's brilliant for such a small tree which started off as a patio plant. Anyway, I used one of them in the marinade for our leg of lamb which we were having for dinner, cooked in the wood oven in the garden. The marinade was the zest and juice of a lemon, a head of garlic chopped, olive oil, salt and pepper and rosemary. Which also came from the garden. So the lamb went into the marinade for the day.
Then we ran off in the car to World of Wines and John kindly stocked us up for the next 2 weeks. Some very nice wines of all types and most of them at around 4 or 5 pounds. Would be at least double that back at home.
Spent the afternoon at the pool, multiple swims. Lunch out on the terrace. Reading. Bob went off to get a few diy supplies and took Sue to Amore for a pedicure. Her feet came back looking fabulous. Really nice colour.
Then we had the best news. Daisy has had her dream job offered to her. As a researcher with an entertainment media company who maintain a massive database of celebrity events for clients such as the tv companies, most newspapers, other websites, theatrical agents etc. She starts next Monday!!! Its been such a hard slog to get to this job and she's tried incredibly hard. So very happy for her.
So, tonight we first celebrated with a lovely bottle of Taittinger Rose and we aimed toasting back towards the UK and Daisy. The leg of lamb was in the oven sitting on a bed of roast potatoes and I also roasted some gorgeous asparagus at the end and dressed that in butter and parmesan. We had a lovely lamb dinner sitting outside on the dining terrace as the sun set. Washed down with a lovely bottle of Fleurie, courtesy of John and the World of Wines.
Ended the evening with a movie from the massive dvd collection washed down with espresso and liqueurs.
A super day.