Friday, 14 August 2009

the eagle has landed...

...and gone shopping. After a challenging drive up from Wiltshire with her sister, during which they got horribly lost twice and the car almost died once, Tricia arrived last night, several hours late. Today we have treated her tiredness and remaining jet lag with a visit to a podiatrist/friend, a spot of retail therapy for holiday clothes, and lots of healthy eating of fruit, veg and salad, watched closely by our little gourmand friend.


I spotted a pretty little tea set in the Oxfam shop, and yielded without a struggle. So much for de-cluttering the dresser. But those cups and plates cry out for an afternoon tea soon with some lemony cake! T bought a holiday mobile phone, her antique brick-type model having been left in Canberra. This one cost all of £9.95 and means that I can keep tabs on her should she wander off in shops.



And that's it. We are both in need of an early night, T because of all the travelling and visiting she's done in the past 5 days before reaching me, and me because of all the cleaning, tidying, shopping and jam making I have done before she got here. Holidays are exhausting.

The courgette bread has been widely tasted in the neighbourhood, and pronounced a hit. Millie also enjoyed the bit that she managed to rip through the cling film to steal. I need to raise my game; a lockable bread bin might be necessary. This cat will eat anything.



7 comments:

Susan said...

The tea set is lovely - and oh we love her so. Every little thing about her. She almost appears to be sneering a little in that photo. How are she and Lottie getting along these days. And does the dog love company ?

cheers from les Gang

Isabelle said...

Oh dear me now, buying teasets, however pretty, is not a good idea for people who're going to move. I think that clinches it; you're not; or maybe you're going to move to sunny Berwick, because as we all know, it's easier to move northwards than southwards, especially with china.

You didn't know that?

I'm writing nonsense. My brain won't work. We saw our boy yesterday, which has reminded us anew how much we miss him. Sigh.

Susan said...

Just back again for another "click & enlarge" - such an expressive face - we're smitten. Oliver & Susan

Linda said...

Deportation to the colonies is the answer. Buy her a little suitcase, get her a passport and tell her that your friend will take her back to Australia.
I'm sure she will take notice of that! (?????)

Charlotte said...

Was the tea set from the Gosforth Oxfam? I had my eye on a one in there just like that x

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

That little cat is just adorable...peeking out here and there and everywhere...he is looking for a treat, huh?

mine just got their "tuna water"
gosh, they just love it....

have a nice sunday.
kary and all the kittys here in california...

rachel said...

She's already been threatened with deportation. Does she care? Not a jot. She does say she's not going to Berwick though; she's heard about that cold wind off the sea.

Yes, Charlotte, Oxfam in Gosforth High St, teaset in window, calling to me.... sorry!

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