Now I'm sure you could make Rumtopf in any kind of jar but I wanted a proper one you see & several years later I found one yesterday.
Mike was 50 on Friday so we had a bit of a celebration weekend & as Monday (yesterday) was no longer the weekend it was back to business & we delivered 5 bags of clothes to the charity shop.
Now I like a nice rummage in a charity shop looking for old jubilee/coronation memorabilia - see what I mean about my love of collecting old tat! I did strike lucky on a couple of pieces but what did my little eye spy on a shelf - a Rumptopf jar. Oh my days!! I was so excited & Mike very kindly bought it for me.
I'm going to layer strawberries, red & yellow raspberries, blueberries, tayberries, blackberries & loganberries oh and some black currants next year along with the sugar & rum. This should give me a glorious concoction to eat over ice cream & cheesecake this time next year. As Mike will be 51 next he wont be having a celebration weekend but I will cook a Sunday lunch for the whole family as conveniently his birthday lands on a Sunday next year. I like to plan ahead too.
Mikes zip wire experience was cancelled due to 'adverse weather conditions' so I think we are going around May time instead The weather may be a little brighter then + there is a steam train in the local area & I've always wanted to go on one so will make a weekend of it.
Are you all well I do hope so. I'm trying to be really really good & not break into the toffee I bought for Christmas I'd best have another mince pie instead.
I shall leave you with this - you know the milk bottle tops - well according to my local council recycling dept they have to recycled separately (or they did when I last looked) I was working my way through blogland last week & read this by Crimson Kettle I'm getting as many people involved as I can & have set up a collection box in my kitchen . I'm like the milk bottle police I really need to get back to work you know! I might have to take a little trip to Southampton next year to deposit them though!! Take care all xx