Monday, July 28, 2008

Birthday Cake

So, I am another year older,it was my birthday on the 25th and Leiny made me a great cake, Meringue Gateau from Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery Course Book. She put fresh cream and fresh blueberries and raspberries on it.

I got a Zen teapot with infuser as a gift. Tea and cake made a great birthday treat.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


The house where the Vicar of Dibley lives, the show is filmed in Turville a village a few miles from Henley. We had lunch in the Bull and Butcher today. Great food in a wonderful country pub.

I tried out the local phone booth but it did not accept coins.

The wind mill on the hill in Turville is clearly visible from the Pub.

my new antique singer sewing machine


The Regatta in full swing

Mel and Polly in the garden

Our night out at the Henley Festival

All ready for the Newbury Races

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Looking around at home

The drinks cabinet in the living room with Leiny's final peice for college and a wreath of eggs, with a basket full of Enid Blyton books and a Moroccan candle holder.

Last July I got an orchid as a birthday gift, that orchid brought our collection to six, it is flowering again this year.

The Lovers a wedding gift for Marc and I from our good friend Dick Joynt

Our family love books, especially books about Art and Crafts.


We sampled the great wines at Domaine De Rombeau and enjoyed the attenion our host, Pierre Henri, lavished on us.

The picnics were a very colourful affair, with local wine, cider, cheese and of course baguette and flute longue. The days were sunny and filled with relaxing, swimming, eating and drinking with the evenings full of song and dance.