When spring decides to play the game, the reward is beautiful weather. Today was one of those days. I went for a cycle early this morning and it was so nice not to have to brave, icy windy weather.Its a shame really that the most I could do was one hour. It would have been a perfect morning for a four bike ride. What might’ve been…..
Still it was a pleasant 25km cycle around the suburbs – Belconnen Way, Haydon Drive, Ginninderra drive, Kingsford Smith Drive, Coulter Drive, Ginninderra Drive (again), Kingsford Smith Drive (again) and then home. And I managed to do most of the ride with no stopping at lights – it was green lights most of the way.
Otherwise it was a quiet day – just enjoying the sunshine.
Tonight we had roast chicken followed by the orange creme caramel. First of all, I managed to smoke out the oven and the house and set off the smoke alarms while roasting the chicken! Then one of the creme caramel collapsed in a sad little heap on the plate when I inverted the ramekin. Not quite like the photo in the book However the other one did hold its shape and looked very impressive. But the toffee had set like concrete on the bottom of the ramekins and it was only after a lot of chiseling with a knife that we managed to remove shards of toffee. Obviously this recipe require some practice to get it right!
Tomorrow: the plan is to sleep in! Later in the day I will head off to the pool for a swim.
“It’s a beautiful day, Don’t let it get away, It’s a beautiful day.” – U2 lyrics