Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Oh dear, bike in the hall again


I hope this is a temporary aberration, or I may have to have words......time will tell.

Tuesday 30th


lunch snacks


for the Monday meeting. Please note the excellent pepper and salt thingy.

Here are the flowers Kate gave me


and note the sixties or seventies 'golfball' ice bucket. Cute, eh?

Monday 29


Sunday 28


Saturday 27


Monday, 29 August 2011

Detail, Chinese Room


More Chinese Room


Chinese room


woman at a table and Romy


view from my room


from the terrace bar


fruit on plate


Ripe pears


Thursday 25


Wednesday


Espalier Pear


Back of the house and terrace


Tuesday


Symond's Yat Rock


Monday


Evening view from my room


lawns from Blue Room


Blue Room


17thc plaster ceiling

Jazz on the Terrace


Sunday 20 August


Saturday 20 August


Coach Breakdown - Puzzled Driver


Friday 19 August


Sunday, 28 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Monday 15th


started a new journal today. I now have three completed journals: two small and one enormous.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Citrus sorbets


Having found some green plastic shot glasses in the pound shop, I decided to fill them with citrus sorbet. I made this by zesting two lemons and one orange. Then I peeled all the pith off with a sharp knife, then cut the fruit out from in between the segments, dropping them into the bowl with the zest, meanwhile squeezing all the juice out of the fruits. I added a bit of sugar syrup, and some elderflower cordial, undiluted and put all into an ice tray to freeze. When frozen, I removed, added half a glass of water and gradually blitzed in the Magimix, before filling the shot glasses and freezing. These are so small they could be served between courses as a palate cleanser. I am now thinking about some kind of coffee granita, but this will have to wait.

Sunday After


I sent a dozen red roses in the hope that it will perk Lucy's mother up a bit. Who knows?

Saturday


Yet more bored


Still bored


Mighty boredom


Great boredom


A Bit Bored


Friday, 12 August 2011

Frozen Sorbet


Top - raspberry, middle - nectarine, bottom - blueberry.

On the Line


This is a drawing I did ages ago. Very plain but I quite liked it.