Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bridesmaid diet progress: yipee!!

Well, I've been taking my own sweet time but I have finally hit the magical stone mark on my diet. So that's one down, one to go (going to have to extend my chart). Might have taken me longer than I wanted but it feels reeeaaaaallly good :)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Matt's 60th at Helen's - some pictures

Here are some pictures, every one tells a story so first of all we present a study in switching off from your sister's story......

This next lot certainly found it funny:

Then we have one of those scary creatures, a relative of JAWS perhaps...

I think we need an interlude after that, here is the South Wales coastline, looking towards St Donats

Much better now. Let's see how people enjoyed the evening.....

That is a bit depressing. Could it be connected with the return of JAWS?

I see everyone is trying to ignore him again. But at least some people enjoyed themselves...

Happy 60th Matt, great to see you again.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Here we all are on the cliff at llantwit beach just prior to getting a cup of coffee in the cafe. For some reason I couldn't get this photo to behave in the last post - it kept going into the wrong places, hiding other photos and generally behaving like a brat, so it got it's own spot to itself.

Birthday bash

I cannot believe the weather! I do find it worrying that I watered the garden tonight and it is April and I am in Wales. It is enough to make the most sceptical believe in global warming I think. However on the plus side we had beautiful weather when we got together for Matt's 60th birthday over Easter, so although it looks like the Med, it is sunny Wales. Actually southern Spain had awful weather - maybe we have swenjoyedapped altogether, which is a scary thought. Nothing interesting happening really. Brian and I attacked the garden at the cottage last weekend and I am attacking mine this weekend, though the grass is ok here as Adam keeps on top of it, and it had really the weather down in Pembrokeshire and was a good 6-8 inches high.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

New shoes...

....oooo, these little beauties called to me from outside the shop, beckoned me in and whispered 'Buy me Kate, buy me now'. Who was I to argue? :)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Well here is Gromit and his lizard tongue, under control of Nicky.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Welsh Easter

We are here in Sunny ~Wales enjoying lunch outdoors after a walk along the cliffs. And We have been allowed in here by our sibling what an honour.

Sea Dog

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Vegetarian? Can you say PASTA? yum yum yum

All of my favorite veggie dishes basically revolve around PASTA! Pasta putanesca (you can skip the anchovies), macaroni and cheese (family recipe - can pass it on if you like - excellent and easy), pasta with red pesto, Pad Thai (without the chicken and shrimps - still excellent), and just plain pasta with olive oil, tons of garlics and herbs on it - oh yum yum yum yum yum. We are on a serious diet here and I have not eaten pasta for like 4 weeks - and just thinking about it is making me droooooool.....

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Vegetarian food

Indeed we are meeting for the 60th. Food and drink will be consumed I should imagine.
Talking of which. As many of you know Kieran has become a vegetarian, so when he is home for the hols we too become vegetarians. I am feeling that my repetoire of vegetarian dishes is limited. We've pretty much got curries covered but I feel there must be good vegetarian food that does not involve either chillies or cheese. If anyone has the odd tried and tested recipe I would be eternally grateful. (Not tofu, though. Food is not meant to squeak against your teeth!)
Tonight we are having Chilli con Quorny (geddit? Erin's joke) . So we have got food pretending to be meat covered too. (hmm kidney beans and I have book group at our house. I will have to make sure the dog is in the room incase of gas leakage!)

SIXTY IN LLANTWIT (how DO you spell that?)

I gather you're all meeting up for the big 60! Have fun, I wish I could be there....

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you....yaddah yaddah yaddah...