Saturday, 2 July 2016

Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour!



The first day of the annual two day equestrian event and a treat for me to see the horses and riders go through.  Fortunately the ground is dry so there hasn't been too much churning up of the turf.   They trot through at a brisk pace and then slow right down, the riders leaning right back into their saddles before tackling a steep hill down to the bottom of the valley.  Then they quicken the pace and gallop across the fields before disappearing from view into the chestnut woods.





It's also the first day of the Tour de France so I'm torn between watching the horses and the cycling.  Wouldn't it be great if the Tour went through my garden!

Paul is cooking tonight - prawns in arrabiata sauce and pasta.  I shall be on washing up duties, good job the new dishwasher is in situ.







10 comments:

  1. Endurance riding always reminds me of my Pony Club days when I was small. They used to make us do a watered down version to teach us to think of the horse first, then our riding pleasure (ahem) second. All we boys wanted to do was play at being cowboys which wasn't appreciated. The pasta looks v good; well done shoeless Paul.

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    1. The only pony I rode as a child was my dad's saw-horse. We used to cover it with a blanket, piece of rope for reins and rode across whole continents.

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  2. I must say that there looks enough pasta there to feed an army - but it looks jolly good!!
    Weather sounds lovely too, whereas here it is cool and rather windy and every now and then in drops a heavy shower.

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    1. Indeed there was far too much pasta! That's what comes from guessing instead of weighing.

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  3. I use a jar of the sauce from Lidls. Do you or Paul make it from scratch?
    You can at least record the Tour, avoid the same old same old adverts, and even speed them up! The Cavalry through the garden with greetings must be done Live.

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    1. Made from scratch. Very easy to do and less salt and sugar than jar sauce. Paul always cooks for me on a Saturday.

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  4. Looks like a chef made that pasta dish - well done Paul!
    I forgot to mention yesterday that your garden looks lovely.
    Sue you also make me smile a lot too; your replies to comments here are always very funny.
    Greetings Maria x

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  5. I like your kitchen! And the pasta looks terrific. Lucky you to have a man that cooks!

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    1. Thank you, Paul is always telling me how lucky I am.

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