Sunday, July 27, 2008

Supposed to be a video

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First lunch by the pool - prawns in rolls - at the hotel.

Hayley and Des - Jack and Emily and little Freddie are staying in an apartment at Prinsotel at Sa Caletta near to us. There are two pools. The first picture is the one they overlook on their first floor apartment, the second picture of a pool is the one by the restaurant.

Freddie having a siesta on his sunbed.
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Blessing the fishermen

This is at dusk on Sunday - the boats go out from the harbour, a little way, to say prayers to keep our fishermen safe.

This is the first time we have been able to watch from our apartment.

Some of our family have seen it in the past...

I love the last picture that shows Mallorca so clearly at dusk.

Good one of Brian and sun going down.

Matt and Alex the red boat is JUMBO the one you both went on to the secluded beaches and had the paella you didn't like too much. Or rather Alex didn't.

By the way everyone, Matt is safe and has left Madrid and San Sebastion for Alicante, so he has told us, to visit his other grandparents and go on home. Bombs today in the north of Spain, so glad he is off...!
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Learning to sail

This reminds us when we sailed in Jos, Nigeria on the lake. Such a lovely day, sorry about the dump, but we like the sea view and hopefully they are not going to make more dust this side of October!
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Monday, July 14, 2008

Fairfield House open-air school Broadstairs.

It is now a care home

I am in the photo above taken about 1950 can you pick me out?

There is a film about it and I could be in it.

no title] 839(Citizen of the World) 1961
2 copies
Black and white; sound. 24 mins.
Copies information: Also at National Film Archive
Film on the life of Edwina Mountbatten, SCF President, 1949-60. Her days in India, her work there with her husband, her work for SCF and St John's Ambulance. Visiting SCF projects - Fairfield House and Hill House. Produced by Screencraft Productions.

Friday, July 11, 2008

My first school friend - Rosemarie Walters

This is my first school friend. She was at my infant school in Kingston. She found me on 'friendsreuntied' and remembers me going to school with her and also us playing near her prefab, where she lived.
It is strange for someone else to remember things I have forgotten. She remembers me going off to Open Air School and missing me at school. She always had a smile of her face and we used to compete with the best ribbons for our hair. Sweet.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

For Matt - Tonnbrod

"Tunnbröd" (thin bread) is a Swedish flatbread and comes in many variants. It can be soft, or it can be hard and crispy. The dough is made from any combination of wheat, barley and rye. From my point of view, "tunnbröd" looks like Matzoth (Jewish in origin). Flat, perforated crisp crackers of flour and water, baked in large rounds or squares. I am not familiar with this bread, so, I really cannot tell. Perhaps somebody else knows.This website has recipes for "tunnbröd", unfortunately only available in Swedish 4 Homemade "Tunnbröd"Crispy "tunnbröd" differs from "knäckebröd" (crisp bread). It is thinner, more compact and contains less air bubbles.Soft "tunnbröd" is sometimes used as a wrap for other food, not unlike a crêpe or burrito. A popular fast food dish is soft "tunnbröd" rolled around mashed potatoes and a hot dog. A substitute for the soft variant in the U.S. could be a floppy flour tortilla.

For Alex - Gazpacho Soup

A tomato-based Spanish soup - best served chilled with fresh basil leaves.
Serves: 4
2 Knorr Vegetable stock cubes made up to 750ml of liquid 1 large garlic clove3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 small hot red chilli 2 slices of bread 750g of fresh ripe or tinned plum tomatoes 1 tablespoon of tomato purée1 red pepper, seeds removed and roughly diced 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar 2 – 3 teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoons of paprika 3 tablespoons of crème fraîche A handful of fresh basil leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a blender or processor purée the garlic, oil, chilli and a little salt.
Moisten the bread in a little water and squeeze out until almost dry. Add to the garlic mixture together with the tomatoes, tomato purée, red pepper, vinegar, sugar and paprika. Process in short bursts, pouring in the stock from time to time, until smooth.
At the last minute add the crème fraîche, blending it in well and season to your taste.
Serve chilled with the torn fresh basil leaves.
NB: This soup can be heated if preferred.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Last evening at Fusion

A tanned Matt on his last evening at Fusion. In the morning he takes the Balearia boat to Barcelona where he will be staying with a couple in their apartment. Brenden is an English language teacher from Manchester and Lola is a primary school teacher. They have an eight year old daughter called Paola. Matt took the metro from the port to their apartment and after getting hold of him this morning he is settled and off to the market and Maritime Museum and then this afternoon/evening to a fiesta with the family. Hopefully he will stay in contact... matt?

ps - he is most prob off to the market to replace the three tee shirts, socks and pants (arsenal) he has left here. Not to mention the jacket!!!!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Last day and last supper

Cala Galdana, too hot, too crowded, too hungry!

Just right now. Alex with his beloved spag bol and a pinta san miguel

I don't want to go - Alex is all upset about leaving in the morning. Matt looks dangerous.
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