Food Fair

Not feeling poetic today but I did take a picture of the paella at the Worthing Food Fair today. We had some for lunch, with some local cider and wandered round the stalls selling food from all over the world. We brought back some baklava and had it with a cup of tea on our return. ( honey and almond)

I’m giving two talks next week and without a printer I’ll have to work from notes. I don’t often stick to the script anyway. This time it isn’t WI but a Parkinson’s group and a Church Fellowship Group. I think my stories should appeal to them and as the first talk is in Chichester I’m going to treat myself to a day out.

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Cheeky squirrel

I may have used this picture before but it illustrates the last comment I made on Pete’s blog. We go through one and a half bags of seed each week and I don’t think the birds get half of it. Squirrel proof feeder? Rubbish. Actually this was before he switched to the big feeder. I’ll need a new photo!squirrel acrobat

Colour coordination?

Anyone else try to put the clothes in their wardrobe into matching colour sequence? I try to hang everything with a similar colour, all the blues together, all the reds together and the prints with their predominant colour but it all goes haywire when I have worn something and take it off. I invariably hang it on the end of the row. After a few days the whole sequence is ruined and I give up, especially when I have to put two items on one hanger and they aren’t the same colour! I took a picture as an example. Perhaps I’ll take another next week!wardrobe2018

Jazz on the Downs

I took the smartphone to our monthly jazz evening and took a photo of the Featherstone Jazzmen with guest trumpeter.

We are now supporting them twice a month as they also play at Lancing Leisure Centre.

The trouble is, traditional jazz appeals to traditional people and the new chef at the pub is offering fancy, TV-type food when we were used to regular old-fashioned meals, with curries for variety. We don’t even get the mint with our bill as we used to and the desserts are £7 each. Maybe I’m just out of date but it doesn’t make it quite as homely an event as it used to be. Thank goodness the music is just as brilliant as ever.Band

Folk on the Downs

Taking note of advice from Hugh I’m using one of my twitter names for this post.

On Sunday we had a spotlight at Woodies folk club with Peter and Geoff and I remembered to take my smartphone so I thought I’d treat you to a picture.

Wonderful review of “A Bend in the Lane” on Goodreads today made me happy.

Jazz tonight so maybe I’ll get another photo.geoff and peter

Eating Out

I looked through to photos I had from our visit away and the best one was this. It needs an explanation. The cottage had suggestions for where to eat out and the first one was this pub – called ‘The Bull.’ It welcomed dogs so, on the first evening, we ventured forth to have an evening meal.

It was so good and had friendly staff that we went back again on the Monday night. However, by then we were beginning to feel the heat and we didn’t stay long enough to have the meringue I had my eye on. The beers were strange to us but acceptable.

We chose salad the first night and fish and chips the second time. We ate inside but they had tables and chairs outside and this lovely statue.

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Twitter

I have been sending a photo to books in my handbag on twitter and then realised I had a new app that would help me change the size so I tried it. It now shows the book but not the handbag so I think I’ll leave it as it was.

Amazon are taking a little while to stop saying it is unavailable but they have put a lovely picture of the cover on so that might help.

Folk will wonder why I always claim my stories are set in Sussex, yet the photo is obviously Italy. Well, my heroine is tempted to help buy a castle in Italy and stays in an agriturismo while she views it – or does she?

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