Sunday, October 24, 2010

From my ANON friend

I got a comment on my blog recently posted by "Anon" hmmm says me..I have no idea who sent me that nice message. Then this week I got a card in the mail from a friend in the U.S.A. -fessing up to the fact that she is Anon! Well I would like to share the lovely card she made for me. Thanks Judi...oops Anon that should read....LOL

Sunday, October 03, 2010

French Festival at Como House

Well last sunday we spent enjoying the spring weather up at Monsalvat listening to Jazz this weekend we went to an historic Mansion called Como House and participated in the French Festival. Ooh la la...everything french but mostly food and what taste sensations and delights for the eyes. The weather again was just perfection and it brought the people out in their 1000's! We took a bus and arrived round opening time and it was already busy. By the time we left a few hours later there were queues to get in! We wandered round all the stalls even picking up brochures on buying a property in southern that is going to happen....LOL We sampled a duck pie, a Toulouse style sausage in batard with onion and cheese etc...apricot filled pastries and bought a bag of caremilised nuts. We listened to a french choir, modern french songs and a pianist. Then we wandered around the house itself and acquainted ourselves with the life of the Armitage family who lived there until 1955 when it was given to The National Trust. Plenty of time was given to walking in the gardens taking photos of the plants. We both like to take close up shots but apart from my one of the bee I was not happy with many of them...think I will leave this up to Mike as his camera does a much better job.