on retaining one’s paddle when up that creek…


There is a creeping despondency in the air that is almost tangible. This glum onset of what should be bright summer is eerily apposite. I am truly grateful not to live in the mainstream of life any more and to have had the good fortune to have run aground in this tiny tributary of peace where something as trivial as the intense flavours of a dish of roasted peppers stuffed with pesto and cherry tomatoes and eaten in the company of my wife brings a smile to my face and a glass to my lips.

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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 on retaining one’s paddle when up that creek…

  1. Mad Dog says:

    You need a paddle with all that rain – I wish I could say it was dry and sunny here.
    Great picture of the peppers 🙂

  2. bizzyella says:

    That looks so good. Let me guess, roasted cherry tomatoes and red bell peppers with Parmesan and pesto. Yes? Who cares? That’s what I’m making for dinner tonight.

  3. Sue says:

    Sounds like you have a healthy attitude to life…salut!

  4. Angeline M says:

    And this is how it should be. You are fortunate indeed.
    And thank you for this wonderful idea for a simple meal bursting with flavor.

  5. Conor Bofin says:

    Great sentiment today Roger. No need for me to complement the picture. You know how good it is.

  6. Awwww…..are you going all soft and sentimental on us?!

  7. Eha says:

    First things first – always . . . and wise the person who has learned how to hold onto the paddle . . .

  8. mawarre says:

    From my perspective it’s a palpable sense of frustration and sadness and dismay that we live in a world with so little empathy and lots of hate. All I can do is try so hard to be the kind of person that will not be broken by those things but display the empathy, compassion and love that is so sorely lacking. thanks for sharing. margaret

  9. Very much agree with Margaret above. It’s a tough time not to lose faith in ourselves and others. But also an important time to re-emphasize the simple good things – like this.

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