Some of us are putting lockdown to good use.
Paul has been busy painting the woodwork surrounding the front door with white gloss paint. The old paintwork was very chipped and damaged; I think the previous occupants used to have zimmer frame races up and down the hallway. It looks very good now. I’m rather fond of the solid oak front door so we have no plans to replace it, although the outer porch door is going to be replaced in the near future.
While Paul has been busy painting it’s been my job to entertain the dog…
Actually I am suffering a little bit at the moment. This morning I awoke with that familiar tickling sensation in my sinuses and very soon I was reaching for the paper tissues and allergy spray to try and stop my streaming nose. I think I am allergic to animal hair so I should probably stop cuddling Rick. Well that’s not going to happen so I shall continue taking the Loratidine. I also have a sensitivity to wheat although I just can’t resist eating the lovely bread that Paul makes. I’m fine if I eat small amounts but earlier this week I got a bit carried away with some freshly baked ciabatta. I really made a pig of myself and I have been suffering ever since.
Tomato and lentil soup for lunch today, I might just allow myself to have the tiniest piece of bread with it.
I don't know how you could resist that bread! It looks incredibly good. -JennReplyDelete
That's the problem Jenn, I can't resist it and then I pay the price.Delete
Medication for an allergy is a godsend. No way could you give up freshly baked bread and Rick. Definitely impossible. Touching up paint scratches and wear always looks good. I'm painting my worn dining room chairs semigloss black. They now look contemporary.ReplyDelete
I bet those chairs look good. Amazing what a coat of paint can do.Delete
Good to keep busy. Your front entrance looks very inviting, I may just drop by!ReplyDelete
You would be most welcome!Delete
Paul is a treasure.ReplyDelete
He is, and he knows it.Delete
That bread looks so good. I need lessons.ReplyDelete
Paul swears by adding a tray of boiling water in the oven to create steam. Apparently that keeps the bread moist but allows maximum expansion!Delete
Almost impossible to stop at one small piece of that delicious bread!ReplyDelete
I'm glad I don't have an allergic reaction to dog hair - I'd just have to suffer. Can't imagine life without a dog for company.
I tried wearing a mask yesterday when I was grooming Rick. He thought it was very strange and tried to lick my face!Delete
I wouldb;t stop cuddling that gorgeous little face either.. lovely to see you so settled in your new home so different from France.. we're thinking of moving but we have such a lovely home here so could we cope with a smaller kitchen etc? I bet that bread was delicious, I love white bread and butter and lots of it!ReplyDelete
We've been here just over two years now and love our new home and village. We will always have fond memories of France but I still believe it was the right time to move and put new roots down.Delete
Zimmer frame racing? That's something for you and Paul to look forward to two or three years from now. Do they have zimmer frame racing in The Paralympics? If they do I am sure that you both have the stamina and resolve to bring back medals.ReplyDelete
I think electric scooters might be more fun.Delete
The dog picture was funny. Home made ciabatta bread? Well...now you have inspired ME to make myself useful!ReplyDelete
It takes a bit more kneading than ordinary bread but ciabatta is my favourite.Delete
Is the ciabatta made with a sour dough type starter or just plain yeast rising. I find the sour dough a bit more difficult to digest. Looks very tasty though.ReplyDelete
No, just ordinary bread yeast. I've been told that toasting it makes it easier to digest.Delete