Thursday, 26 May 2016
Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens . . . .
These are a few of my favourite things . . .
Tinned pears, drained and served ice cold from the refrigerator with buttered saltine crackers. Call me crazy, but I love them. I have always loved tinned pears and tinned peaches . . . well most tinned fruits, with the exception of tinned berries. I don't like them.
Pink glassware. I think it is so beautiful. Well, any coloured glassware really . . . blue, pale grey . . . if its glass and its coloured, I love it.
These types of enamel salt and match holders. Especially vintage ones. I don't own one but that doesn't stop me from liking them. I would if I could . . .
Greengate ceramics. I have a few and I never, or only ever very rarely use them. They are expensive, but they are quite beautiful. My most cherished . . . two tiny blue and white egg cups with matching egg spoons.
We have never used them.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls. I love them. With fried rice. They are always my favourite thing on a Chinese Buffet . . . as well as the chicken wings. I have never been to a Chinese Buffet over here in the UK. I don't even know if there is such a thing. The one thing we always do when we go back to Canada is to have at least one meal out at the local Chinese Buffet restaurant. Its not cheap, but its worth every penny.
The Queen. I love her. She has class. She has never let her people down in my opinion. She has given her whole life over to service to this Country. She is the epitome of the perfect Monarch. God bless her. (When I was a child, I thought she and my mom looked alike. I think they did look very similar.) I have a great deal of respect for most of the royals actually. It cannot be easy living in the fishbowl they have to live in. Most of what they have doesn't belong to them. It belongs to the Country. I think they more than earn every penny they get. When you think about it, the Royal family brings in millions of pounds of revenue from tourism to this country every year, maybe even billions. Lets face it . . . people don't come for the weather. Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the Royal parks, Victoria and Albert Museum, Horseguards Parade,etc. They are all tourist magnets.
Nigel Slater. He is my favourite Celebrity Chef next to Tamasin Day Lewis. I love how both of these people cook. They are not fancy, smancy cooks. Simple ingredients done well. They cook the way I want to eat and the food is the star. If they do have ego's . . . I have never seen them.
Meringues with fresh berries and cream. Heaven on earth, especially when English berries are in season. Just beginning here . . . the next month or two will be brilliant. Our plants are covered with blooms!
Seeing my work framed and in someone's home. I only ever very rarely get to see this. I have work all over the world, but I have never seen how its being used. This is a rare treat!
You know . . . I never see myself as being an artist . . . but I think if you have work that is all over the world that people cherish and use to decorate their homes with that kind of makes you an artist eh? Hmm . . . that might be another one of my favourite things. Being seen as an artist. ☺
And that is some of my favourite things for this week!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
I have been born again and again,
each time I find something to love.
In The English Kitchen today . . . Homemade Pirate Cookies. I love them . . . sigh.
Have a great Thursday!! Don't forget . . .
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