29 April 2018

Wet Sunday

Rick waiting for his walk
We had thunder and lightning overnight and today it is raining. Paul and Rick got very wet on their morning walk, Rick looked like a wet seal by the time he got home.  He curled up in his bed and steamed gently in front of the log fire.  Reluctant to be outside in this wet weather I decided to be self-indulgent and relax in a bubbly, hot bath.  The tub here is very old fashioned and deep; this is wonderful but does make it quite difficult to climb out as I get older.  I’m sure I will get stranded one day.

my chef
It’s Sunday so Paul is chef today, he is cooking magret (duck breast) tonight.  Good food, wine, log fire – what more do I need?  I prepared lunch – grilled Cab├ęcou (goat’s cheese) with French bread on a bed of lettuce dressed with olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.  Or cheese on toast as Rachel would say.

walkies in the rain
Time now to don my wet weather gear and take Rick for a soggy walk through the chestnut woods.  I’ve drunk so much cheap red wine with lunch I shall probably roll down the hill. 

especially for Mr Pudding


20 comments:

  1. At least chef Paul wears an apron over white shorts.
    I love your kitchen area - I love your house!
    Greetings Maria x

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  2. I like the picture with 'your chef' cooking in the lovely kitchen.

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  3. I've just watched, with my feet up, two consecutive T.V. progs. about being fat. Really cheered me up after a light lunch of choritzo bread, meats and wine. Skin free duck and green veg. and wine will complete the day.
    Rainwater makes the dog's hair so soft.

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    1. His coat goes very curly when it's wet.

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  4. Yes, indeed, keep it simple, cheese on toast. I share your view about the bath, I am too scared to bath here on my own now.

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    1. I had to twist round onto my hands and knees before I could stand up. Not very elegant but it worked.

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  5. It is so easy to understand Rick,without words.

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  6. I even had to rush out to Haddock's (and back again) just to cut some Spinach for supper. What a day!

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    1. A lot of water came down! I hope we don't get too much today.

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    2. The excessively bad weather we are having in East Anglia is coming directly from France.

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  7. Even with the rain, your life in France sounds perfect. Hope you enjoyed your roll down the hill !!
    No rain here, though it has threatened at times. It's just been very, very, windy for days now.

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  8. It is a shame you did not post a picture of yourself luxuriating in the bubble bath. We shall just have to imagine this scene. To assist the process of getting out you should consider investing in an electric hoist.

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    1. I have posted a picture especially for you! An electric hoist would spoil the look of the bathroom.

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    2. Whoa! That picture has made my day!

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  9. What a beautiful bathroom and your tub is marvelous!! Thank you for sharing this lovely picture of you with us Sue :)
    xx

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