It’s All About Perspective

Recently we hosted a couple of young travelers in our home for a labour exchange – have you heard of Helpx.net ? A great way to meet new people, learn about other cultures and get some jobs around the home done too.  This time around we say thank you Jessie and Scotty (and Adele and Kendal who also stayed briefly with us).

 

We have Scotty and Jessie to thank for this wonderful drone image of our house and garden.

 

Scott’s amazing art and photography can be viewed here: http://scottdenholm.com/

 

To learn a little more about Jessie (and see more shots of our garden/home) and read about the helpx experience first hand- check out this blog post http://theycalleditparadise.com/blog/helpx-travel-affordable-experience-culture-meet-lovely-locals/   Thanks Jessie.

 

It was lovely to meet you both.

 

 

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Two Weeks in the Kitchen

The past few weeks I have been very lucky to be able to participate in a couple of cooking classes –  one provided by a local resident (who makes authentic Vietnamese cuisine) and one impromptu lesson by a visitor (Indian cuisine) and then I have been making preserves, jams and pickles.  You know what they say,  “make preserves whilst the garden provides.” And you have wondered why I haven’t posted any book reviews of late 🙂

 

Mediterranean Piccalilli

 

Chicken and Mushroom (Vietnamese style)

 

Rice Noodle Stir Fry ( Vietnamese style)

 

Beef Salad Vietnamese Style

 

Sweet Chili Tomato Sauce

 

Tomato Chuteny

 

 

Indian Food

Naan

 

Tandoori Chicken (cooked on BBQ)

 

Chicken Curry

Happy First Birthday Bodhi

We love, love, love our grandson. Happy birthday darling boy – looking forward to seeing you soon.

“Whatever you fear, come close my dear
You’re tucked in safe for always here
And I will never not be near
Because of our love umbrella”

 

This book says it all so perfectly.  Happy birthday beautiful boy.

 

Under the Love Umbrella

Under the Love Umbrella

Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys

Scribe

ISBN:  9781925321265

 

 

 

“From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring – wherever we roam in the big, wild world. ‘ Scribe Publications.