Having left Mas at the very end of February with a car load of Our
Olive Oil, we arrived in Henley and spent some time visiting families
and friends as well as setting up the distribution arrangement for
stop was PG's parents house where we had Sunday lunch and watched
the naughty squirrels raiding GM's bird feeder, much to her annoyance.
it was a trip to London to visit Penny's brother and his family
and see their new house in Chiswick, which was lovely (and extremely
big). Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get pictures of the very
large fox that sauntered through their garden while we were eating
lunch, or the parakeet that landed in their neighbours apple tree.
we squeezed in a visit to my sister who had prepared a delicious
lunch for us and our parents in their new house. All these new houses.
It seems to be catching. These three pictures are all taken in the
same room, their extended kitchen, dining room and day lounge.
for Britain in March, the weather wasn't too good outside.
We took over dogsitting duty from our friends Florin & Ramona
who had been staying at No. 11 and looking after House. Now it was
our turn to look after their English Bulldog "Akon" while
they went back to Romania for a few weeks. House & he are great
friends and they had a wonderful time at home and down in the finca.
Sometimes it is difficult to believe that we have managed to get
No. 11 finished and have a wonderful place to live and views from
the terrace to die for.
There was a good moon this month and I had the opportunity to get
a couple of nice pictures, although I still need to practise my
night time photography.
After last years success at collecting wild thyme in the finca,
we went all out to collect as much as possible to make sure we didn't
run out before next March. It is important to collect it before
the flowers die off, as that greatly enhances the flavour. The difference
to shop bought stuff is like chalk & cheese. Everything we put
it in tastes just wonderful. As usual, our son has taken a bagfull
back to England to pep up his own cooking.