Saturday, 21 January 2012
The Golden Cloud 20/01/2012
And so yesterday was my first birthday on-board the Golden Cloud. This meant only one thing, BOAT PARTY!
Thanks to my parents coming up a few days previous I had been able to stock up on a few things to finish off the boat and make it more party friendly. They also brought with them deck skittles (I had been given as a birthday present many years back by Auntie Carol) and cake... the ultimate combination!
Keith from uni, gave me a lift back to the yard, (stopping off at a supermarket enroute to pick up cider, gin and tonic!) Before I got straight back to get the Cawl on the stove!
Joe's Cawl Recipie
cut the following into chunks and brown off in a hot frying pan with olive oil (in this order)
1/2 a leek
handful of mushrooms
3 rashes of bacon
a fist sized piece of gammon
a fist sized piece of lamb
add to the stock pot, after browning, and add an equal measure of red wine and water
bring to the boil then leave simmering
add mint, tarragon, and 2 leaves of sliced cabbage
leave to cook for as many hours as possible.
Once that was done I got to work sorting out the party games ... deck skittles (see on the floor in image) and a rudimentary version of deck quoits... (5 beer bottles and 3 loops of rope)
Soon enough the boys arrived, and the party began... needless to say the cawl and then a desert of stewed apples and ice cream went down a treat!
Max won the deck skittles by a mile (final score of 21 compared to Matt's 2)
and I can't remember who won quoits... all I know is it wasn't me!
It was a bit cramped in there but a great night!
right i best get off to nurse the hangover.... speak soon