The above 4kg of small squishy fruit also managed to escape into the boot of the car on the way home, working their way commando style under the children's feet and to the front under my accelerator. Note to self: ensure carrier bags are properly tied up next time. I fear the husband's wrath if we break down on some remote country road as a result of plums in the engine.
I then spent yesterday evening washing, boiling and draining the juice of most of them:
before reboiling the juice with sugar to make 6 jars of this:
I now need to sort all our stuff for the Lakes, plus leave the house in some semblance of order for the house sitter. I hope to post at least once while I'm away, but if it doesn't happen I'll see you all when we get back.
Link up any ta-dah worthy posts below - my favourite last week was the paint by numbers drawers make-over by Kylie, but there are always loads of good ideas.