Just the weather for salad
Well Autumn is well and truly here and it feels like a weekend of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Which is fine apart from the obligation to spend most of it in a tent. I used to love camping-all our family holidays were caravaning ones-but find that middle-age brings with it the desire for a decent bed. And curtains. Oh and warmth. Still compulsory family time, you know how it goes.
And you might be in the mood for a hearty stew but Nigel is promising a salad made with stale bread. I told him last week that it didn't get the pulse racing exactly but an Italian Panzanella salad is what it is. So let's all join in with the enthusiasm that we would greet a golden syrup sponge and custard with. 'Yes Nigel, nice basil leaves. Super tomatoes. Stunning balsamic vinegar. Pass the treacle.'
And oldies I hear you ask? Well this weekend sees Newqay hosting the British Surf Championships on Fistral Beach. What a place to be this weekend! There'll be a limit to the number of Beach Boys tunes available so lets think waves, boards and wetsuits.
And let's go surfing from 5.05...