'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Countdown to the party: Two days to go.

Today I made a lot of tent-place-names for the tables...

And made a whole lot of creme brulées.
This is what 24 egg yolks looks like.
(I now have a lot of whites in the freezer - it looks like we are going to be eating a lot of pavlovas and meringues this year!)

And I vacuumed, dusted and basically re-organised the whole house so there will be room for 32 people to sit at tables in the lounge and through into the study.
I collected up, re-potted and groomed the indoor plants.
I gathered up lots of tables and seating from friends, and likewise cutlery and crockery, glasses and serving dishes.
I carefully pinned my wonderful phulkari (that I was given at Aftermas) on the wall in the lounge, framed up photos of my daughter, and hung them around the place.
I cleaned windows and outside chairs and did two loads of washing.


  1. Love the photo of the eggs but nowhere near as much as I LOVE creme brulées! Wot no phulkari on the wall?

  2. The photo was pre-phulkari... It looks so nice up there, I've left it for the meantime.