HAPPY New Year! I’m up at 5am, 6am and 7am to check the temperature in the pit…then properly up at 8am to light another chimney-full of charcoal and make some coffee.
My eNewsletter has gone out on schedule and once the smoker’s checked and some other work done I set about sharing the link online and round social media. You can read it here. For the first time I try the bandsintown messaging into wish my ‘trackers’ a happy new year and spread the eNewsletter link.
We spend the morning preparing for our guests who, we expect, will be arriving from 3pm. Margaret makes a huge pot of lentil soup, similar amount of stovies (a kind of corned beef hash…most folks love it,,,but I cannae stand it!) and a load of wee individual merengues while I look after the pork butts ion the smoker, prepare pickles and cut rolls.
We tidy the house and reset furniture in a more party-friendly way and are pretty much ready when the first folks roll up.
We have a steady stream of folks, ensuring a good houseful finally calling it a day sometime after 1am. We spend another hour or so breaking the back of the clear-up operation then fall into bed….a nice start to the year 🙂