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Today I have been profligate with time. I spent some making a vegetable curry and, while the pot filled the kitchen with its perfume, I spent some more looking at pieces of writing which I have shared with you, and … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, Art photography, Bad luck, Digital photography, Emotion, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Good luck, Humour, Illusion, Luck, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Vegetables, wine, Writing Tagged curry, dark chocolate, Delphic oracle, fine wine, food and drink, foresight, kitchen, london olympics, Olympic Games, olympics games, omens, Oracle, perfume, Reminiscences, sage, sinecure, Spleen, vegetable curry 25 Comments
Failing to get the point ..
It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the first pencils are pushing through. Sharpening the trunks to reveal the graphite core has not been easy and has been, in many ways, a disappointment. Ideally the “lead” would … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, Bad luck, Digital photography, Excellence, Expectation, French countryside, Humour, Illusion, Luck, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Benjamin Franklin, Caber tossers, clear thinking, digital photography, disappointment, forests, Graphite pencils, Humour, Mother Nature, natural beauty, nature, outdoors, Pennsylvania, Photography, Photography course, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, writing 18 Comments
…and all in the best possible taste.
That mice should ever have been laying plans is surprising, but less surprising to hear that those plans often went awry. No place for smugness here: do we humans need reminding of our own best laid plans? So, in the … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, Bad luck, baking, Cookery Writers, desserts, Digital photography, Drinks, Emotion, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, Humour, Kitchens, Patricia Wells, Pears, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Sugar, tart, tarte tatin aux poires, Uncategorized, Wine, wine, Writing Tagged baking, Bistro Cooking, clear thinking, cookery books, cooking, cote de Rhone, delicious confection, digital photography, food, Food photographer, France, Gleneagles, grapes of wrath, harmonious atmosphere, Humour, John Steinbeck, kamikaze, kamikaze pilot, literature, mice, Of mice and men, patricia wells, Photography course, radio 4, Recipes, red wine, Robert Burns, sunlight, sweet pastry, tarte tatin, the grapes of wrath, writing 26 Comments
Soft centred Sundae…..
There is such a silence this Sunday morning. Even the birds are in quiet contemplation. The soft hum of the computer and the click clack of the keyboard is all that breaks the hush. Once it would have been the … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, Art photography, Bad luck, baking, Baking, cake, coffee, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Les Saints de Glace, Miracle, muffin, oranges, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, St.Mamert, St.Pancrace, St.Servais, Sugar, summer, Sunday, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Cake and coffee, candied fruit slices, Casting a clout before May is out, derrieres, Les Saintes Glaces, muffins, Peace and quiet, Quiet contemplation, Sunday morning, Upside down cake 35 Comments
I think we might be doing it wong…
“This is going to hurt me a lot more than it’s going to hurt you”is a phrase that is only vocalised when the exact opposite is true. Had I been in Sidney Carton’s shoes, that thought would have correctly passed through … Continue reading
Posted in Bad luck, Good luck, Health, Humour, hypocrisy, Illusion, lifestyle, Luck, photography course, Photography holiday, Reality, Uncategorized, Wong-Baker, Writing Tagged Health, Hospitals, Pain relief 28 Comments
The pain of separation….
I was thinking of meringues and then it started raining and the car wouldn’t start. That was one the sequences of events that will eventually make up today. A perfectly blue sky filled with puffy white clouds, reminiscent of a … Continue reading
Posted in Art photography, Autumn, Bad luck, baking, Digital photography, Eggs, Emotion, family, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Good luck, Humour, Luck, meringues, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Writing Tagged baking, meringues, nature, separation 43 Comments
Days of little miracles
There’s a corollary to chasing death which is a blind determination to hang on to life.We were watching a butterfly in our garden gloriously living its short span by floating ethereally from bloom and bloom like a fantastically rigged aerial sailing ship. … Continue reading
The car was laden with fresh poison for Algy which I had just specially purchased to celebrate his unexpected return. I had been to his favourite shop in La Rochelle where once again the friendly salesman took more of our … Continue reading