Saturday, May 16, 2009

Here and there

Barça is up for three major cups this year:

The Spanish League - Officially ours tonight as Madrid lost to Vila-Real! WOOOT

The Copa del Rei - Won that a few days ago...

Now the real test, the European Championship against Manchester.

That will be a test.

27th.....

Eeeekkkk.

Plus, it is tough making big decisions sometimes. Hard to know if you're making the right one.

Plus, I found a fabulous half-ship model in the free-if-you-want-it pile. It is actually a special type of model that are traditionally made when one has survived a ship wreck or terrible storm, in thanks to the Mary, normally, for saving them....it is quite an amazing piece, and seems to date, or is a replica of one that dated, from 1880.

I'm voting a replica, but I don't really know.

Plus, Youngest went off to a communion party today, a solid 12 hours she was away. I was starting to twitch just a little bit there towards the end. Glad to have her home again. She had a marvelous time. Another one next week.

Plus, the man gave me a great book, "Sacred Sierra: A year on a Spanish Mountain" sort of a Spanish "Year in Provence" except he's married to a local woman, a Valencian Flamenco dancer and he knows quite a bit more about what he's getting into...not nearly enough though....

Lovely.

3 comments:

Beth said...

When I have to make tough, big decisions I look back on those I made in the past. Did any of them turn out to be horrible, regrettable disasters? Nope, not all – no matter what. I’ve learned to trust my instincts, my “smarts.” I bet you can trust yours, too.

(A 12 hour party??? Ah, youth.)

Trish said...

The book does sound lovely! Does it include some recipes? I read "Under a Tuscan Sun" before the movie came out and it was full of great local seasonal recipes . . . kind of made me feel like part of the story.

oreneta said...

Beth, honestly, thank you. I do sometimes second guess myself....

Trish, my favourite for that is, oh I have trouble picking a favourite, there is Honey from a Weed by Patricia Gray, http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Weed-Cooks-Classic-Library/dp/1558215433 , which I simply adore, it is still trapped on the boat, but next year....indeed this summer, then there is On Rue Tatin by Susan Hermann Loomis, and she does cooking classes too! Then there is any book at all by Jeffory Alford and Naomi Duguid, they are more cookbooks, but contain enough background info and travellog that they are great to read as well as great to cook out of. I love it when they include recipes, he mentions a couple in this book, but not much....wild asparagus...you know who else you would love, M.F.K. Fisher...BRILLIANT writer and a brilliant cook and she has great books, dry, witty and harsh, filled with great food. She was buddies with Julia Child!

Ooohh, I am writting a tome today....maybe I should make a post of that in fact...