Saturday, 29 November 2014

Dinner tonight asparagus season

It's an intense, make the most of it time of the year. Our asparagus patch is planted but not ready for harvesting. The only option in our town is asparagus bunches at the supermarket with their purple rubber bands ( which I quite like) or if we are driving south, which due to the recent medical drama we have been. A beautiful kg bag of the tastiest asparagus from waipara winery restaurant. I m so dedicated to this task in season I stopped on the way to the hospital! ( I didn't know to be fair it was such a medical emergency unfolding! )On our way home 11 days later, of course I was going to call in! And yes this time the patient was resting in the car and I had to run through the torrential down pour to get my asparagus prize! So worth it for our nights of asparagus dinner inspired feasting. 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Care package

8 days of hospital time, 8kg lighter, 2 operations on,now in recovery mode and its just going to be about holding him back so he recovers, its been a stressful time, but how amazing is this some heartfelt cousin family messages, pure love and extra energy and so grateful. xxx

Monday, 10 November 2014

last night in Ibiza


The night before we prepped the beautiful Ottolenghi Lamb Shawarma, the afternoon dawned as it does in Ibiza time, Some coffee, some food prep, a swim at Ladies Beach (a rugged get in and out ...whats that about?) fun times in the kitchen and around the bbq on the terrace. Shifting setting the table, The Ibiza residents amble in (yep they live here), Kiwis, Spanish, Irish, English. A joyful relaxed dinner outside, I'm loving these balmy evening temperatures.Impromptu skittles in the kitchen with stacked empty wine bottles before we depart! to dance the night away, Not quite the 1000s dancing together for us, but we sure did dance and wander until the sun rose and I could say " what an all nighter! (til 9am!!!) and in Ibiza" just a pity we had a plane to catch later today!!! a quick pack and a few hours sleep! where is the wisdom of our years now!!!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

so this is the perfect day

Its a big say this was /is a perfect day...but for some reason I finished this day spent this day and it was the perfect day....
so now the challenge is to express this day

so I've previewed the post and the photos are all muddled but, honestly I dont have the time and the images say it all...we explored the beautiful sleepy fortified town ,while Ibiza slept, drove with j through the interior of Ibiza stopped  for a carajillo in a village, sat on the rocks and drank mojitos and watched the sun set inbetween jumping into the clear water with our face masks on, when we had to leave , we all piled into the smallest car ever and drove home! ate beautiful japanese tapas at J friends new bar, our quiet morning town now full  to the brim with people, we moved to a quiet bar for a wine and went home and prepped the lamb for the birthday was a perfect day....that perfect holiday feeling filled with magical places and company.