Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
Henry van Dyke (1852-1953)
More back yard vistas
Below is the cubby house built for my two daughters around 25 years ago. It has held up quite well. When the house was full I used to enjoy going down there to sit with a book for some peace and quiet.
|View down back yard|
Boat in a bottle
On Friday I made one of my regular trips to the Salvation Army Store or the Salvos as they call themselves. I donated a couple of bags of old bric-a-brac and paraphernalia. I spotted this lovely little square rigger in a bottle.
|Boat in a bottle|
|Square rigger in bottle|
|Two square riggers|
My daughter J had her birthday on the 7th January, but since everything was so busy then she decided to have her dinner at my place last Saturday. It was a pleasant night with 9 of us there.
Daughter J brought some of her home made ice-cream. J is vegan, which means she eats no animal products at all - no dairy or eggs. She has become interested in making ice cream and she brought a selection of her vegan ice creams with her.
She brought 4 flavors. The one in the top left hand corner had an exotic name I can't remember. The one in the top right hand corner was salted caramel. Below that is hazelnut and in the bottom left hand corner was coconut and raspberry. I find them delicious.
She also made some ice-cream tarts, made with pistachio and avocado ice-cream.
These were delicious and had a lovely nutty shortbread crust.