Firework night was on Saturday for us.
Any excuse to light the chiminea makes me happy.
Food prepared we all 'skipped' (soon as the boys arrive we revert to excited little children) to the bottom of the garden to the unfinished Barn.
It looked good with all the candles.
No electric yet as the rendering has still to be finished.
It is a shame that I cannot capture what is really looks like, the camera flash makes it too bright and no flash means the image is almost invisible.
Some of the oak beams still need to be put up to hide the rsj.
All my boys were there apart from James who was quick to escape with Francesca for a quiet evening alone together and Steve who was working late.
I have made a start on painting the beams, not a very good one though!
Paul and Johanna were in charge of lighting the fireworks, while the rest of us oood and aaarrrd.
It was a fun evening for us all.
Nice and easy.
Until the next morning when we went back down to the barn to clear away the debris.
This white lantern came all the way form Norway
It was very cheap so I am now wondering why I did not buy more of them!
It will eventually get its own hook to hang on but for now it hangs from the electrical cable (not live!)
where an electric lantern will hang.
This tall wooden lantern was looking very sad in a local Florist shop, left over from last years Christmas window display. It looks perfect in my rustic barn.
Perched up high on a table, which is standing on a table, I am free storage for Johanna's new home.
Ah....with our fire burning and seats ready after the clean-up we was ready to finish off them beers which were left over from the little party.
We sat there all afternoon chatting.
Then it was time to put the dinner in the oven and back they all came for their Sunday evening roast.
My plants seem to love the dappled light of the barn.
Hanging on the door to the 'Inn'...lol.....
is my wreath which is slowly growing into what will be a lavender wreath.
Just before we go indoors Mr N like to stand and look at all his hard work.
I had roast some chestnuts on the top bit of the chiminea, they were good, bit sooty but very yummy.
What a bargain this was.
I have been looking at glass cake stands for a while now but they are so expensive.
This one was in a the local Red Cross shop, brilliant.
And the lemon cheese cake with fresh berries on top was so easy to make and delicious.
Courtesy of Nigella.
It has turned really cold this week.
Time to get out the hats and gloves as well as scarves I think.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.