National Family Week

Another bank holiday, and half-term already. So a good time for National Family Week.

National Family Week websiteI’d never come across this before until a friend put me wise. Apparently, it started in Canada but is held in the autumn there, around Thanksgiving time.

There’s a website, address below, and you can have fun with the online magazine, Family Time – it’s set out like an actual magazine and you use the mouse to turn the pages. Plenty of ideas there about what to do with the kids and grandkids, as there are in this year’s Dairy Diary, pages 44-47, with some more websites to look at for inspiration.

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Barbecues usually go down well for a family get together

They can involve everyone, ‘cos the fellas usually take charge of the grilling, but at the moment the weather doesn’t seem to be very obliging.

All that wonderful sun in April and now we have the wind and the rain – not enough rain to avoid having to water the garden, at least in the southeast, though!

BBQ SauceAgain in this year’s Dairy Diary, there’s an interesting BBQ Sauce recipe to try on p.119, including rhubarb, which I love, and a more-ish (and quickish!) sounding trifle with pear and ginger on p.105.

The thing with barbecues is that you can usually put them on at short notice, and anyway you can always wrap up warm if it’s chilly, or be stalwart Brits and carry on in the rain, unless it’s torrential.

If push comes to shove, we can always move inside. I think I’ve just talked myself into it!

Have a great week and let me know how you get on with the BBQ Sauce 

Dairy Diary Team

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