Warm Butter Cake with fresh cherries
Warm Butter Cake with fresh cherries

Rambling Tart overjoyed at early Christmas gift of rain

AFTER missing out on most of the heavy rains, last night we finally got a humdinger of a storm that has given us glorious mud and luscious green grass.

We’re so grateful.

It is a comforting thing to know our animals will have plenty of grass to eat in the months ahead.

The overcast but sticky, hot weather has kept this Canadian gal indoors a lot. I dash out in the mornings to water, but then I happily hide away in the airconditioned house working on all sorts of projects.

For work I’ve been doing a lot of photo shoots in the area, as well as building two websites for local businesses.

We’re almost done and our clients are excited to launch them both soon. I love being part of helping businesses in our region flourish.

I’ve also been baking for a client, lovely warm butter cake drizzled with thick eggnog and served with fresh cherries.

It is pure comfort food and not too sweet, so it’s been a lovely addition to afternoon tea.

Some tea and cake to enjoy this summer.
Some tea and cake to enjoy this summer.

The mouse plague continues unabated.

The traps in the house have occupants every day.

When I toss them out the back door, the geese and magpies happily gobble them up.

I finally got our Christmas tree put up over the weekend. Every year we choose a live fruit or nut tree to cover with Christmas baubles, then plant it in our orchard in the new year.

I set it up on the veranda this year so I can see it from my office and smile.

It’s such a cheery welcome to us as we ascend the back steps after a day of work or running errands.

The next few days will be busy as I finish up work for our clients, and then I get a couple of weeks off to thoroughly enjoy the holidays and bake delicious goodies for Christmas and get caught up on reading and movie-watching.

Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season!


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