Blimey, loads of snow falling this morning when we got up.......good job it didn’t settle and a good job that it warmed up a bit today as well.......talk about cold yesterday, everything and I mean everything went cold on the supper table within minutes and it made for a pretty miserable time as far as I was concerned.....the rest of the guys were more upbeat, but I just can’t push myself to eat cold fish.....eyuk!?!
Today was much more of a success I think, possibly because we were back to a meat based existence, possibly because it was warmer who knows but time really did fly today and we were nice and busy with lots of visitors that were fun to talk to.
Dave and Adrian have decided that this is it for the wax fountain and all the stops have been pulled out in an effort to get it finished by the end of tomorrow. Today I shot some video of them finishing off the Bacchus figure that sits at the very top........dipping the rough wax model into a red wax, coloured with alkanet, to smooth him off and give him what was supposed to be a ‘lifelike’ pink hue, although he went much more ‘bronze’ so their just as happy with that as he looks like a cast bronze statue now. Fingers crossed that after tomorrow I’ll be able to show you footage of the finished fountain in operation.
It was a meeting of the blog commenter’s today with Helen joining Elise in front of the tables for the day.......it proved to be quite handy as they ended up discussing the days recipes with each other and assorted other visitors giving us a nice little break from chatting for a while.......they also kept picking me up on the recipe selection I had made for the day.......ok so I meant to have written soupes dorroy rather than soppes dorre, well I knew which one I meant (even if Marc H says that’s not the case!) ........so sue me eh!?!
Apart from that, not a massive amount to tell about today, we did try using chafing dishes on the table today, our newish ceramic ones got their first use.......and possibly their last as they now have dirty great cracks in them......oh well, at least they did the job though and the buknade stayed piping hot throughout the meal; not that I was too interested in that when there was perre, wardons in syryp and crustade lumbarde on the table, although Adrian and Ross managed to make great inroads into the wardons before I got there!
It looks like another clear night outside, so it’s off to find Robert now to see what new pictures he’s taking.........’fraid you’ll have to wait until Tuesday to see yourselves.
.........All change now as I've just managed to coax the technology into getting an internet connection....all the above was written for a mobile phone posting, but now you can have this
which is the video of the turbot roasting on Friday, I haven't processed todays video yet (read that as checked the audio for incriminating evidence) so that will come later on along with the pictures from the last couple of days.