15/03: This beautiful orchid greets me each time I am in the kitchen. While I cook or wash the dishes, I listen to the Classic FM on the radio and admire my garden through the window and this exquisite orchid on the window sill, a gift for my past birthday.
16/03: Bloody Mary soup was a twist on a classic cocktail, only cooked and hot, with vodka for a more authentic flavour.
|Bloody Mary soup|
17/03: Sasha's birthday. Day when my older boy becomes a teenager. He got on the school bus with a big cake to share with his class mates. Eddie had a high temperature on Monday evening and complained of an earache. Here he is, in his mixed PJs and a bathrobe, waiting for Sasha's arrival from school.
18/03: Eddie was feverish and still had the earache, he didn't have any appetite, and to entice him to eat something I made a plate of Nutella French toast (as found on Tin and Thyme blog previously known as Chocolate Log blog). I didn't use the sesame seeds and creme fraiche, but it was delicious. Go and visit the link above for the full recipe, you must try it.
|Nutella French toast|
19/03: My lovely friend Lynn made this gorgeous card for me, knowing how much I enjoy my cuppa tea. Love the pastel palette and a kind message.
20/03: There was so much talk on the eve of the eclipse, and I was looking forward to a dramatic change in nature. The actual moment was a bit of a disappointment. Our birds didn't stop their noisy business, the anticipated stillness didn't materialise and it wasn't dark enough. I was expecting something like in the movie Farnielli, when the celebrated Italian castrato was singing to the King and his court, soothing the scary darkness away. Nothing of the kind. Yes, it was a tad darker than usual and a bit gloomy.
21/03: my little man is still coughing. The cough syrups are totally useless. Trying to make him drink a primrose tea to soothe his sore throat. Thankfully we have lots of primroses in the garden. I just poured freshly boiled water over the primrose petals and added a teaspoon of honey.