that’s how I feel today…. tomorrow is bank holiday Monday you see !
there has been some time since I last posted a message, the mood was not right to tell you all… The weather is partly responsible : mid May and we managed to eat out only twice for this year.
So I took my daughter for a short break to Barcelona – we have so many bank holidays in May, it is the time or never ! Again, the weather was so so, but our stay could not be spoiled just because of the colour of the sky. We loved eating at the Ola tapas restaurant, very classy and tasty
we stayed in a funny kind of “hotel meet guest house” called the Vasanta hotel… I can highly recommend it for its standard and uniqueness !
Here are the few pics I’d like to share with you :
funny bottle-shaped palms
last one from the lobby of the Vasanta hotel
and that’s all folks ! I was about to say “old sport” but that’s because I saw The Great Gatsby at the movie last night, and I absolutely loooooooooooooooved it !
What’s new with you ?
|May 19, 2013|
well stay indoors !
and enjoy the colours inside, as the garden is slowly wakening from the many cold spells we have had and are still having this year.
Easter is getting near, so here is a pic of what I served with coffee after lunch :
Reims biscuits with delicous dark and white chocolate praline filled mini hens… how about it ?
|Mar 24, 2013|
I am one of them… One who truly dislikes the cold and does not absolutely want to frolick out in the snow. Yet, being a dog owner, what choice have I got ? I mean, it took the cats one paw out, to quickly decide they would spend the rest of the snow spell onto their cushion by the radiator. How wise !
But from a dog viewpoint… it is quite a different matter. Anyway, when the sun shot unexpectedly through the thick layer of grey clouds that had been hovering for the past 36 hours, I put on everything it takes not to feel the bite from the icy cold and grabbed my camera to see how the sun would play with the garden.
the sea of tranquility
everything is so quiet… hey, wait a minute !…
oh, yes…. the mad dog
she hasn’t come here yet
schools are shut today again, so one more day-in won !
what about you ? Is it spring yet ?
|Mar 13, 2013|
Blizzard invited itself overnight, and left a thick white trail behind… The kids and I will stay warm today !
one scoop for the swing…
one scoop for the buddha…
where is everything ?
at least the bamboos serve as a windbreak…. quick, back indoors. Enough with the winter feel when the calendar shows that spring starts in less than 10 days !
Happy snowy day everyone !
|Mar 12, 2013|
Today, hey hey !
the snow has almost completely melted, and the sun was back ! That was totally unexpected given we had the last snowfall only yesterday morning with -5°C. Today I read +7.8°C at the peak of the day.
I dared my campanules out onto the decking for a few minutes.
Doesn’t that look like spring creeping slowly in ? I know… I might be over optimistic but winter is definitely not my cup of tea !
Happy sunshine everyone !
|Jan 27, 2013|
The angel told me : come out ! Come and see the igloo !
Who knows how long they will stay in there … Will the vapours of a steaming frothy hot chocolate do the trick ? The cling cling of the cat dish against the tiling of the kitchen ?
|Jan 20, 2013|