Yesterday (Saturday), late in the afternoon, Fred lit a fire for the kids to toast marshmallows. Then we decided it was such a lovely evening, we'd have a couple of glasses of wine around the fire. Jane's brother, Scott and his wife, Pat, have been staying for the last month and yesterday was the last day before they flew back to Phuket in Thailand. Unfortunately, Roger, Jane's youngest brother was working...he's a chef, so Saturday nights are work nights for him...Ken was having a snooze, so we didn't disturb him.
That left Fred, Jane, Pat and me...that was enough...we didn't need a crowd. I made some guacamole and also brought a caramelised onion dip I found in the supermarket. It was different to your normal dips...this one was put in the microwave and nuked for 30 seconds...warm dip...and it was yummy. As well as the crackers to go with those, Jane brought out a large bowl of potato chips (crisps), which the kids got stuck into. Scott had gone down to the Gold Coast to see a friend and was due back...but Scott, like his sister, has no sense of time, so we didn't really expect him anytime soon.
It was very pleasant and we sat there for a couple of hours then it started to get a bit chilly around 7 pm so we decided to call it a day. A date was made for bacon and eggs for breakfast this morning as a farewell to Scott, Pat and Ken, their son and we headed inside to have dinner.
It was was lovely...we felt that summer was just around the corner and hopefully, now that it's August, the worst of our cold weather is over. We'll have to wait and see...
The eats and drinks.