We had a fab day yesterday at Hampton Court although any rooms to be seen were done at fast pace as our 1year old screamed with excitement a bit too much! Our 4 year old was as excited about seeing Henry VIII as seeing Father Christmas for some reason particularly as we bumped into him 3 times! I loved the ornate chimneys ..seems a shame they have gone out of fashion!
So home and warming quick food plus some spiced plums. The plums were on discount so have bought a tonne for various dishes.
I just cut them in half , destonned and threw in a pan with water to cover, a couple of tablespoons of sugar , 3 star anise and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Stewed for 10 minutes and then dolloped with vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm!