I don’t know where the last 8 weeks went! I’d like to say I can now whip up a loaf of sourdough bread while chatting in perfect Spanish with my regular Spanish chat friend Mrs W ; that my vegetable garden is providing us with enough veggies to feed the entire street; that photos of said garden are amazing; and I am expecting an offer from a publisher for my novel any day now. However my mother brought me up never to tell a lie! I can make a pretty acceptable loaf of sourdough bread though!
The starter was brimming over with enthusiasm
I was pretty happy with the look of the finished product
and even happier with the taste, delish with a hearty bowl of vegetable soup
The beach was gorgeous, but too cold and windy for swimming
Sometimes the trek from the water to the path is very daunting, how on earth did I do the Camino!!
I usually take the power line out of my photos from the balcony but my computer has suddenly decided the operating system is too old to edit photos any more, so phone lines stay! It would just be easier if the council would put the power lines underground.
The two weeks have been pretty much the same for Papa Bear and I
Working in the garden. It’s amazing how quickly things grow in a fortnight,
from little flowers
We are having to share our pak choy with night visitors
But all in all, the garden is looking pretty healthy
It was my birthday the day before Mother’s Day. I could get one of these t-shirts
but my birthday was actually very much the same as most birthdays, I had a chat with my my kids which makes any day special. My granddaughter tells me she still can’t hug me because of the germs. But when things open up again she will be able to!! So precious! I can’t wait for that hug.
For breakfast Papa Bear made me a home cured bacon sandwich on home made bread, and home grown tomatoes!!It sort of looks like Australia don’t you think? Torn down the middle because of regional border closures, and no Tasmania because we can’t go there either! I know, I have way too much time on my hands!
D3 joined us for my birthday lunch
Papa Bear and I made crayfish ramen, it was delicious!!
I gor a lovely book for my birthday from Mrs L which I am very much looking forward to reading, not a great surprise I have to say because I was always full of enthusiasm when she read me passages from it, but a delightful treat anyway.
I also got a birthday loan, looking forward to reading this as well
It was Mother’s Day the next day. We had another yummy breakfast, bacon, black pudding and a fried egg!!
We went for a Sunday morning drive and as a special treat I got a take away Chai Latte and we drank it on the foreshore. My first take away Chai in 9 weeks!!
Just going back to Phosphorescence. I thought I would share with you the first paragraph of the book.
“One day recently while swimming at sunrise, I began thinking about how Oscar Wilde described the dawn as like a ‘frightened girl’ whop crept along the ‘long and silent street ….with her silver sandalled feet.’ It suddenly struck me as so timid and British.
In Australia, the dawn is an arsonist who pours petrol along the horizon, throws a match on it and watches it burn.”
I read that and thought I’d share some photos I had taken at dawn recently.
Take care everyone.
I hope each dawn brings a happy and healthy day for you all.