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Hello from Saturday night and Catherine’s home

Last night, as we were driving to Catherine’s, Robert said, “ten years ago, if someone were to say to you, in ten years time you will be hooning X Oxfordshire in a turbo Astra to go to a garden party in a garden you’ve designed, would you believe it?” I added, “with the man I love?” He said, “yes.” I said, “no.” and we laughed.

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Catherine’s house was all sparkly and shiny and completely set up for a lovely group of people to visit.

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Andrew brought his beautiful white German Shepard called Cody. He was kept on a leash for a short time until he got used to the people.

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Will was in Catherine’s kitchen preparing some very delicious dishes. Will owns a beautiful organic cafe in Oxford in the vaults of St Mary’s Cathedral. The restaurant is called The Vaults and Garden Cafe.

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I loved watching him cook.

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Will made brown rice with veggies, a lovely coconut curry, roasted potatoes and a slow cooked lamb. Out of this world delicious. Then for desert he made a huge Eaton Mess. Have you ever heard of Eaton Mess? So good! But he made it with tangy creme fraiche instead of whipped cream.

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People started arriving and Cody was in his element as an organic door bell announcing everyone’s arrival.

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We loved that big boy.

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Soon it was twilight and a little too cool to stay outside and so we all went into the conservatory.

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I took way too many photos and so I made a little 12 second video to show you.

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We had such a lovely time in Catherine’s beautiful twinkly house with our friends and beautiful Cody at our feet.

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Took these photos with my iPhone. 🙂

Comments: 13

  • August 25, 2013
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    what a beautiful evening with friends. xox

  • August 25, 2013
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    I don’t know hoe you will be able to return to Vancouver. England and Oxford are is beautiful.

  • Christie

    August 25, 2013
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    What a lovely evening….

  • August 26, 2013
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    what a lovely welcoming home/garden … and i adore that pup!

  • Bryan W

    August 27, 2013
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    A great evening – a wonderful space – superb food and the guests weren’t bad either!

    Love from Bryan

  • August 27, 2013
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    Veronica–So Gorgeous!! And that food–YUM. And that dog–what a love–actually reminds me of my husky mix–he’s strawberry blonde with golden eyes. Love all the twinkly fun–so happy you had a delightful evening 🙂

  • August 28, 2013
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    Looks like a very magical evening! with good food and wonderful people.
    Every time I see someone with a white German Shepherd it makes me miss my Timber 🙁 he was a white one, too and I had him for 12 years. They are absolutely great dogs.
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.
    ~Dawn

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