Posted: 14/12/2016 at 17:52
No punny stuff from me but that cake is beautiful and the eggy decs look great. Just need to find out how to blow eggs......... I also like the idea of hydrangea flowers for the tree. I just happen to have two rather large mophead hydrangeas here so I can nick that idea for the tree and other bits. Couldn't grow them in the Belgian garden as they always froze to death in winter.
DD those endives/chicons in ham and cheese are a classic Belgian dish. I love them.
Clari - your OH needs some self discipline and also concern for you. No more going out to play till jobs done and house livable.
Chicky - good news about your dad. Glad he's improving.
Hugs to all waiting for babies, feeling SAD or sleepless.
Interesting day today. We had to take the main car for a service and the nearest suitable garage is at Olonnes so we dropped it off and then walked 4kms to the Wednesday morning market near the port at les Sables d'O. Waste of time as it turned out so we cut thru the pedestrian shopping area to the sea front to watch the Atlantic rolling in while we had a well-earned capuccino. There were lunatics swimming!!! Couple of dozen of them plus windsurfers and board surfers and air temps at 6C!!! From there we went back to the pedestrian streets via the marché des Halles which has loads of local produce including spring greens and pak choi as well as the usual range of seasonal fruit and veg plus local fish, shellfish, 12 kinds or sizes of oyster, poultry, pigs, lamb (Barnsley chops!!), charcuterie, cheese, salt and drinks. Obxx and OH heaven -except for the oysters.
Lovely fishy lunch at the port with entertainment by fellow diners, some of whom had funny feeding foibles and others were challenged in the parking department. Imagine a parking strip between the narrow road and the footpath at water's edge, people parked at odd angles, someone trying to fit a large 4 x 4 in a space fit only for a 2CV, people who can't reverse and you get the picture.
Then we walked back along the sea front and picked up our car, only to be told we'd had meeces eating the insulation under the bonnet - huge crater wider than my hand!! Need to get some poison tomorrow and check they haven't munched the other too. Humph!
Might need a snoozle now after all that ozone.