building castles out of snow

I can tell it's been a while since I blogged (well over a week) because when I went to turn my laptop on, there was dust on the keyboard. 

I've been really bad with the whole blogosphere this week because my boyfriend had some time off work, so we've been running around the country doing loads of fun things. 
[hopefully I can get some pictures of all that up soon]

This weekend I had a lot of family get togethers, all for birthdays. There was lots of pub meals and chatter and I got to see some of my cousins that I hadn't seen in a really long time. 

I had so much food though! Gosh! 
On Saturday night, my aunt made a huge meal which started with tapas - cold meats, cheeses, good bread. It was just amazing!
Then we had homemade salsa with spicy chicken and sweet potato. 

And for pudding! OMG! 
We had whole peaches poached in orange juice with amaretti biscuits served with mascarpone cheese, which were amazing!!!
Then chocolate mud pie!
Then birthday cake!
(which is always welcome...ha!)
I have never eaten so much! 

Think that's everything. 
Can you believe it's August already? Golly! 
Everyone had a good weekend?


  1. Ok that sounds so delicious that it should be illegal! How fast can you ship some my way? :)

  2. i actually thought of your blog when i saw all these desserts on the table.
    i may be able to find the peaches recipe for you :)