Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

#627 Belgium

We went to Ghent:
We visited SMAK the museum of modern art
We watched Day 4 of the Ghent Six Day bike race.

Short video of one of the events where the riders are each paced by a Derny motor bike. It's the last few laps and Mark Cavendish is 4th but can't get through to win, so he's waving his arms in disgust, at 60 kph! 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

#624 Canon D

I’ve got a new (secondhand) camera,
a Canon EOS1 DllN to replace my old EOS1 film camera.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#622 Ghent Six Day

We've got tickets for the Friday of the Ghent Six Day in Belgium.

(It's a cycle race in a velodrome that lasts six day, they don't race all day and all night (they used to year's ago) now it's *just* an evening session each day).

Now a bonus, Mark Cavendish is down to ride!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#618 Dinner

My friends are late for dinner.
The Gaspacho's going to get cold!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

#614.2 Central Saint Martins

At Central Saint Martins for a week's course 100 Drawing Projects.

1st day had to draw a paint brush with the wrong end of (another) brush and my chair using a chair! (dipping the leg in a pot of ink).

Can you spot the Selfie? clue: it's not the goat.

Bye Bye traveling Underground (phew) 

#613 Paris

From Amsterdam to London via Paris.
Looked at various arty stuff; including a visit to one of France’s Ancient Monuments, the Panthéon which is being refurbished. While the work goes on an artist called JR has covered the place with giant photos of modern day people. Much nicer, in my opinion, than looking at paintings of old Romans in unfashionable togas.

Snapped another Selfie.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

#612 Bali 5.2

Bye Bye Bali

My last night with my Bali mates; Jamie & Wendy, Snowy, Dom (but no Yanin or Nina).

I cooked a Chilli and then made a Cardamon Panna Cotta for desert.
A big thanks for looking after me. x

To-day’s Kitchen Tip for Busy Cooks.
How to extract the meat from a fresh coconut.
Scrape it out with an old Bintang Beer bottle top.
(Only drawback is, you have to open a bottle first to get the top).


Dom gave me a mixed bag of lovely, fragrant, Balinese spices, I’m going to use some of them to make a Chilli Con Carne.

So I went to the Butcher’s Stall:
I didn’t buy the intestines- I didn’t buy the big gnarly bone.
You *might* be surprised to hear that the beef I did buy was excellent.
Start cooking!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

#611 Bali 4.2


Half way up an Indonesian mountain, overlooking rice fields and coconut trees. Lunching on Mexican food together with shots of Tequila.
Multi-cultural, that’s me :)

(No, I don’t know why we had to have the Tequila, perhaps it’s the local custom . . . . ?)

Fresh Coconut Water

Free Range Duck Eggs for Breakfast

Fabulous Villa

Flower offering.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

#610 Bali 3.2

Went on an amazing expedition to the fish market with Dom, Le Patron de Gaja Minah.
I bought a nice red Snapper and a small Yellow Fin Tuna which our man filleted into Sashimi ready slices. Total, just over 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah (about 7€).
(I didn’t buy the Shark).

I’ve moved down the beach, to the now empty Bob & Fiona’s Villa (just able to see the sea from my new bedroom).

I have the gaff to myself except for Putu the maid who comes in at 07:00 makes me a carrot & ginger juice and a smoothie for my breakfast, sweeps the floor, washes my shirts and then goes home.

It’s a mellow life.

Brought-in lunch  - €2 each (beer is extra).