So the visitors have arrived and settled in. Daisy, as ever, is ruling the roost and causing chaos wherever she goes - Maisie just isn't that sure about her!
Today we split up. Mum and Dad popped into Louth whilst I met up with some old friends for lunch at Dovecote Inn, Laxton. It's a beautiful pub which serves amazing food - so good, in fact, that I think tea will be forgotten tonight! I had stilton cheese and mushroom pate with toast and a side salad for starters and lamb rump on a bed of sweet potato mash with pea puree and roasted radicchio. With coffee and a hand made truffle for afters - plus about two hours of catch up chat - it was a lovely day out.
Once home, it was a quick turn around to take mum and dad out to look at some houses from the outside. As I have mentioned before, they are hoping to move up to this area and we are visiting two tomorrow for a look inside.
So, I hear you cry, what about "stickytoffeepuddinggate" part 2? Well Dovecote Inn is the other side of Lincoln - so a call into Waitrose is simply compulsory! Whilst there I bought a second pudding - which has been under armed guard until it has reached the safety of the fridge. We don't want a repeat of last weeks episode now do we? Mind you - the tub of clover spread is no more - the remains of the tub is scattered over the floor of the kitchen. We will talk no more about it!