Tuesday, August 1, 2017

And tonight's dinner...

A busy day today. Son is still adjusting to a different hemisphere so is more or less out of it. We went for a walk around the village in the late morning, and he wanted to have breakfast, or an early lunch, in the pub by the water. Arriving at 11:20, we found it wasn't open yet. (A bit like France... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Ris de Veau

Do not confuse 'ris' (which I shall explain in a moment) with 'riz' - rice. It looked tempting; ris de veau in a creamy cognac sauce, as a starter in a very pleasant logis. Some kind of risotto, perhaps. Ris, as opposed to riz, means sweetbreads. I won't go into more detail as to which part of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Crow Pie

Yesteday I attended the school reunion, quite a last minute decision as I didn't know who was attending and whether I would know anyone, nor even if some of them were still alive...! - It's been nearly forty years. I went to the previous one, five years ago, and my partner came with me, because I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Did You Know Minneapolis Has a Morris Dancing Team?

No? Neither did I, until today when we happened upon a young man singing to himself in a part of Ludlow Castle that has very good acoustics. As we generally do, we struck up a conversation with him, which is how we found out that he is a Morris Dancer. Not only that, he is from Minneapolis,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Life with The Boy, again

i was in the kitchen using the bench top for some sewing, with my cutting board... fabric, board, pins all clearly in view. He came in to make a drink and sandwich. I made a polite comment that he hadn't gone to tennis this morning (I do try to make conversation if I can and it seems appropriate.).... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hands Off Mrs. May

Whoever else may not merit our Prime Minister, she has my full support at least, and I'm appalled by what I'm hearing and reading. It seems there always has to be someone to blame, and now we've had this terrible fire in London - which is clearly not the fault of Theresa May. Of course people are... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

What a Week

Monday - phone call from Estate Agent with feedback from the weekend open house. Mum has received a lot of offers, some of them quite high. Tuesday - two phone calls from agent; I pull over and he mentions 'sliding scale fees' that were not in the contract. Meeting at 2pm; he goes through the offers... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Life with the Boy - 4-

About a week ago tidying a kitchen cabinet, I noticed mould spots on the top shelf. Stepson keeps a plastic microwaveable bowl here, which he uses to make his daily porridge. He washes it up with water only, not paying too much attention, dries it rapidly with a bit of kitchen paper towel and shoves... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Being a Big Sister.

Hello friends... and thank you for the kind wishes while I was away in Barbados. Back home in Blighty, life continues its meandering path. Mum is doing well, settling into the nursing home (and flirting with the male nurse!). I am staying with my ill sister once a week now, on a Tuesday. I don't... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beware the Rum Punch

.. because this is Barbados and it's lethal, creeping up on you quietly. We are here to celebrate my loved one's 70th birthday next week, with friends who both originate from the Caribbean but who met and married in London. They have a house here, and have kindly shown us around a bit. Today we did... Sign in to see full entry.

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