Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I am aware that some American readers will have a different attitude towards private health insurance and can only say that British people do not expect to have to purchase it!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Here are the mirticci berries I showed you last week, steeping away in gin and sugar. Today I added some black myrtle berries [bilberries] to improve the colour. Just like when you make sloe gin in Britain, you need a little pazienza to prick all the berries with a needle or cocktail stick. After a couple of months, I'll strain it through muslin e vediamo - and we shall see!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
TEN THINGS I'D NEVER DO
1. Not love my dog.
2. Go out without my lipstick on. [I could fill up the next 3 by substituting mascara / perfume / earrings for lipstick but that's not in the spirit of the thing, so I won't.]
3. Take up a sport.
4. Throw out or give away a book I have read. ["I am what I've read" - that's my motto!]
5. Watch reality shows.
6. Touch a spider.
I now tag Liz and Laugh More, Love More.
Ok, here's Simi's:
SIX WEIRD THINGS ABOUT MYSELF
I'm not weird at all but my mummy thinks I am when I:
Oh! That reminds me! My mummy and I wish all American dogs and humans a Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
As I have remarked so many times on other people's blogs when public transport is discussed, it seems to me that, wherever you are, the trouble is that the people who plan, design and oversee it don't have to use it on a regular basis.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
... or mortidda, I am told, in Sicilian dialect.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I'm a terrible one for ornaments, having had 912 of the things brought over from Britain. [I know the number because I had to count them for the inventory.] Now here is another one to add to the collection, this time a replica of a Sicilian dry -stone wall.
Although I am Welsh, I spent much of my youth in Gloucestershire, a county renowned for its dry-stone walls. So perhaps that is another reason why I felt instantly at home in the landscape of Sicily.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
A lovely lunch with friends at Irma's today, consisting of:
Irma's pasta filled with ricotta and basil, with a pork sauce.
Fillets of beef with a cream sauce [very light, in case you're wondering].
Fruit - pomegranates freshly picked from Irma's garden [much bigger than the ones you get in Britain] .
Lemon cake from an excellent, nearby pasticceria .
I am replete.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
I'd be interested to know what readers think.