We have been at the parents’ since New Year’s Eve … and shall only be going home tomorrow evening … if there is no another change of plan, that is! We stayed up until very late on New Year’s Eve to welcome the new year and although the mum had hoped to go out on an outing on New Year’s Day, we had to stay home as the weather was not very nice on New Year’s day, unlike last year … it rained (albeit not heavily) almost the whole day.
This was not the case today: it was very sunny … so that the mum was able to go out and do some walking at another lake after lunch. But before that … while the mum and I were busy preparing falafel for lunch … the hubby made himself busy, helping the daddy-man in the copse (or small wood).
A little father and son bonding time … while tidying the copse down near the river. The daddy-man has been working hard at clearing and tidying the copse for a few days now. It is a lot of work maintaining the copse … so every helps count!
The parents’ part of the copse looking very tidy indeed. Interestingly, the father’s effort at keeping this area neat and tidy has rubbed positively on the neighbours (on the left), who have also decided to tidy up their part of the copse! Nice! 🙂
The barbecue and pétanque areas … looking tidy … and which would also means less mosquitoes when the weather warms up!
Unfortunately, I did not take any photos of our lunch nor of the dinner we had for the New Year … so I cannot share any pictures on our meals. But for our treats today, we had the following …
… chocolate log cake made by the mum for tea! It looks good, does it not? It tasted equally good, too!
It was really light and the fresh fruits made it a healthy one. The mum spent quite some time on the cake: 6 hours, apparently. However, it did not take that long for us to demolish the cake! 🙂
And then in the evening, we decided to take advantage of the fire burning in the chimney to roast something.
Some chestnuts … and they were yummy, too!
Hmm … it is amazing how times flies and the second day of 2013 is already about to end! Although it is a little late, however, I would still like to take this opportunity to wish every one a Happy and Blessed 2013!