I made a few changes, such as not peeling the apples cos I like apple peel and leaving out the almonds cos almonds are disgusting, and I was really pleased with how well it turned out. Mum really liked it too, so I think I'm going to have to make it again. Even if just to enjoy the lovely mulled smell of the apples as they simmered!
I also took some pictures while walking Tormund at the weekend, which wasn't the easiest thing to do with a large dog that just wants to keep moving! But I managed to get a few shots that I think are all right. It's not exactly a riot of colour, but I do like how they captured the misty autumnal morning:
Also, Rob and Meg came for a quick visit on Sunday. We'd wondered how Tormund would react to them since the only time he met them before was when we first got him and most likely he just considered them part of the general upheaval of that time and not part of his new life with us. Still, we did entertain the possibility that he might recognise Rob as smelling like one of the family. Dogs have very good noses after all...
Alas, no. He barked and growled and was extremely unhappy about these two strangers invading his territory. He seemed to settle a bit when they sat down, but as soon as they made any movement he was barking and growling again. That was a shame. But it does show that they need come round and visit more often; allow Tormund to get used to them and recognise that they're allowed in the house!