Ruminations on a weekend well spent….

A weekend filled with accomplishments was crowned with the simplest Sunday lunch eaten at the right time of day. That time is not in the middle of a precious sun filled November day, but at the end moment when light surreptitiously ceases to be, night arrives and fires are lit. The aromas of a roast chicken with crisp duck fat fried potatoes still linger as I sit with a glass of wine, sated, by the fire writing down my memories of the past two days. There are small moments, such as a neighbour coming across to where I was cutting up firewood to offer me a huge, creamy cauliflower as a gift, and there are momentous moments such as looking at the once drab table that Jenny has metamorphosed, with paint, imagination, time and care into a beautiful piece that sits perfectly in our small house. Those things are amongst the memories that I have of this weekend.

About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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16 Responses to Ruminations on a weekend well spent….

  1. Love the table. Its gorgeous!

  2. The savouring of small moments, some of them momentous, is what makes life so good. And the table looks lovely….a weekend very well spent!

  3. Warm and cozy, at the end of a productive day….
    Does life get any better?
    Thanks for the glimpse into yours.

  4. Graham says:

    Greater Than the March of Armies – is an idea whose time has come……I too spent some productive time recently bringing an old desk bought from a junk shop back to a life with a new back, some oiled hinges and a good seeing to. Painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint from an out of town farmyard based furniture dealer who imports, yes you guessed it, French furniture that is painted and no doubt sold for a significant premium

  5. I agree with you entirely about the timing of lunch, so much better to be at a time when you can just sink back afterwards and enjoy the laziness that follows such a feast. And I love the table and the swans.

  6. What a delightful home — and filled with lovely memories and love itself!

  7. Karen says:

    After a meal of crispy skinned chicken and potatoes roasted in duck fat, I would be happy even if I had to sit outside in the cold. But your lovely home is all the more reason to sit by the fire and reminisce.

  8. Very special moments in life…it´s wonderful that we can appreciate them. You have a beautiful home!

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    What a comfortable space you’ve created for yourselves! That table looks as if it were made just for that space. Thanks, Roger, for letting us have a peak behind the curtain into your home.

  10. What a great, homey place you have.

  11. What a lovely weekend and home.
    Have an even better week!

  12. drawandshoot says:

    What a beautiful spot in your house. I love the textured walls.

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