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


Espalier Pear

Back of the house and terrace


Symond's Yat Rock


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?


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.