Jump in the line!

July 31, 2015

So I know I promised everyone a couple more practical classes, and I really mean to get on with them today or tomorrow, (the etched glass is proving difficult to photograph), but this week’s been taken up mostly with getting on with the garage extension.

We did take a couple field walks and one down to the village…

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…and our good friend John came for a day to give a hand with the cement walls.

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Chloe kept our spirits up with he brilliant videos, plus hilarity ensued here with Robert’s Euro-dance music blasting out.

I made this ridiculous little compilation video for you. (R says, “Oh God, don’t spread it around!) 😀

And nothing more to report really.
No palaces visited, no grand parks, no rivers walked past, not much art…except for a couple stepping stones (have to photograph the second one still).

But I did make a delicious quiche.

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This one with leek, onion, red pepper, some bacon and some chorizo, garlic, herbs and salt.

Simple, done in a half hour, out of the world delicious.

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And, as I usually do, made a few pastries from the left-over pie crust dough. Rolled flat, brushed with butter, sprinkled with brown sugar, stuffed with apricots. Oh, such lovely sweet little treats, and made even more special since there are always only about 6 or 8 available, but so worth it.

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And! Our garage extension is almost done! Almost time for the roof.

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  • Reply Carole Reid August 1, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Ha ha you three have so much fun!
    Isn’t the internet wonderful for keeping in touch with family.

  • Reply Karen August 1, 2015 at 7:44 am

    That video is awesome! Haha!

  • Reply Tessa August 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Hooray for the accomplishment…

    And your culinary accomplishments are superb, as well. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..

  • Reply sarah August 1, 2015 at 11:43 am

    That quiche looks amazing, I am inspired to make one for lunch today also.

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson August 2, 2015 at 8:06 am

    That video really cracked me up! Your daughter obviously had great fun with it! Congrats on having your garage almost ready for the roof; being a builder myself, I understand what an accomplishment this is!

  • Reply Molly August 3, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Robert’s got the MOVES!

  • Reply daryledelstein August 3, 2015 at 7:58 am

    i haven’t make a quiche in too long .. i think i shall make one this coming weekend

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm August 4, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Everyone needs a good friend like John! Wonderful images V. I love the one of the cows drinking.
    Oh my I just love this video! How much fun is it. Sensational … go Chloe and Robert. Hilarious .. What a family. I can’t stop laughing. Damn that quiche looks good! Gorgeous post!!!!

  • Reply tinyWOOLF August 10, 2015 at 12:08 am

    waw, waw, waw – to all that you are achieving!! n?

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