22 May 2013

Imagery #4



Pho's pho ga (chicken noodle soup) is so often my lunchtime saviour. Served in different pots and pieces, you assemble it yourself, adding as much (or as little) of the fresh ingredients as you'd like. I throw everything in, strip the fresh herbs from their stems, squeeze the lime, accidentally put too much chilli in and take as long as I need to eat it all.

Firezza; our go-to pizza place since our previous favourite stopped delivering to us. You can get standard 12" round pizzas or 1/4 and 1/2 metre measures topped with some of the tastiest toppings going. Almost always a deal available and the banoffee pie is heavenly.


Tiago made a Red Velvet cake.

Whenever I spend a weekend at home, it's fairly likely that, on Sundays, you'll find me in front of the world's biggest cheese and meat board. 

On Saturday,  my mum and I visited one of the places where she grew up and stopped to pay our respects to some relatives in the churchyard. After I got a little emotional, we stepped inside to see where she was confirmed and where the classic Christmas services were held.


We then went on to eat at The Olde Bell, a great coaching inn in Hurley (my review here), before heading to a 60th birthday for one of my mum's friends. Having known each other since the age of 14 and getting up to all sorts of ridiculous behaviour (recounted with a mix of embarrassment, incredulity and pride), it was great to finally meet one of my mum's oldest friends. And then meet others she hadn't seen for 40 years. There were pictures of the birthday girl all around the area, but I just had to snap this polaroid of my mum!
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