Monday, 9 May 2016

Tick Tock



I bought a large, inexpensive metal clock for the garden last year so I could keep track of time (I don’t always wear a wristwatch).  Sadly it has been a bit of a design failure because it disappears completely into the stone wall background and I still can’t tell when it’s time for aperitifs.  I’ve painted the hands gold and that helps a bit.  This morning I got Paul to cut some rough planks to put behind it to give it a rustic look – jury’s still out.


Whilst we were standing gazing at this work of art our neighbour Philippe arrived and clearly thought we were slightly mad.  He took Paul off for an inspection of the grape vines and I hung washing out.  It immediately started to rain, even though meteo said it wouldn’t.

I’ve made my version of minestrone soup for lunch, I feel like something warm and comforting.  I make it with onions, garlic, lardons, tomatoes and heaps of basil, plus some white beans.  More tomato and bean soup than minestrone I suppose.  Goes well with bread, cheese and red wine. 

Paul has just come indoors looking very cheerful, he has been sampling Philippe’s cherry flavoured eau de vie.

6 comments:

  1. Looks very good. Here (to the south) we'd given up soup in favour of salads; we may have to reconsider.

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    1. Shorts and salads? Must be hot where you are!

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  2. I actually love your clock and anything that tells me when it's time for aperitifs is good to my mind.

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    1. Important to get our priorities right.

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  3. Just visiting you from Tom's blog…..or was it Cro's ? How about if you painted that wood behind the clock to match the lovely turquoise pot nearby. It might show up better, and make a nice connection with the pot. X

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    1. Thought about playing with some sort of paint effect. Pot doesn't normally live there - it was taking temporary refuge from the storm!

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