I've been busy baking while we've had builders. There is nothing more rewarding than cooking for hungry men who appreciate your efforts and also enjoy a latte from the coffee machine on a cold day. I stuck with baking basics like muffins, lemonade scones (so easy) and Jubilee Twist. The latter recipe comes from the Country Women's Association cookbook and an old favourite Mum used to bake. While I was busy baking, I was reminded how Mum used to be busy baking when we had shearers working on the farm. It certainly was a busy time as she had to cater for morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch. That doesn't happen any more as the shearers take care of their own catering now.
It's very quiet here today at home as the builders have finished most of the major work with just a few bits and pieces to finish off. There's no radio playing, no builder singing his heart out to songs from the 70's and no banter from the other builder about how lousy the singing was. I've never seen two tradies get on so well, laughing, joking and talking while they worked. What a pleasure it was to have them work on the garage/workshop.
This lovely new and expanded space (very old and asbestos garage was demolished) that very obviously needs a paint, will house our two vehicles and give hubby workshops space with storage for his tools and handyman supplies. There is also a designated space for him to put a dark room. There is lots of work to be done but that will be fun for hubby.
Bye for now,