Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Monday, 10 March 2014

On a dull afternoon ...

... she attempted to make a curtain,
from an old tablecloth.
She doesn't mind the odd faded patch and aged darn.
Constantly thwarted by her noisy, demanding girl ...
In the kitchen, her Mr and Little Man made pasta ...
silky Tagliatelle ribbons hang to dry
while ham and cheese ravioli bubble ...
The following day is kinder,
sun breathing a warmer breath.
They enjoy brisk walking and fresh air,
at Lyme Bay ...
... the beach still strewn with storm debris.
The lower side of the Cobb,
scarred and scabbed from it's winter beating.
Wind whistled and salted they headed to ...
... the Stable at Bridport ...
 for a well earned treat ... a Ham Hock & Pea Pie supper ...
Perfect!


23 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Her tablecloth looks wonderful, looks like it should go with the pasta. She has inspired me to go and make pasta - yummy homemade pasta for tea.
Julie xxxxxx

Vix said...

That naughty girl! Why do they always sit on our projects? x

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Hope you made a nice Pasta n' Forno with the tagliatelle....Buono...
Pasta all 'Uovo...!

Goodness! Have'nt been to Lyme Regis in years...AND....Ham Hock and pea pie...Oh!Love It..! :).

Hope you left the food stains on the table cloth...Add, a little character to the curtains...! :>).

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolutely charming day, moments of little poetry. That last photo? The best moment of all. GOOD MORNING! Anita

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Wonderful pictures!! Your cat is precious, bless. Have a wonderful week xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Wonderful pics. Mmmmm ham hock pie - sounds yummy. xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Looks like a great weekend! xx

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Oooooh, I love Bridport and the pie doesn't look bad either :)

Jean x

Jen said...

Perfect mix of inside and out, domestic and nature. Speaking of curtains, the pasta made me think of the old beaded curtains. Looks delicious. I love all those bay scenes.

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina.
Good noodles and ravioli, but I count the days that separate us from England.
A big kiss to your little man!
*Maristella*.
(with translator)

elegancemaison said...

How creative you are Jane. Curtains from an old tablecloth - well OK I could do that with or without the hindrance of a lovely cat, but homemade pasta - OMG! I bow down in admiration.

And thanks for the tip about The Stable in Bridport - that Ham Hock and Pea pie is the business! Cx

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

How cute your kitty is, sitting on your project!! :) Your pasta and dinner look yummy! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love Lyme, fabulous place! :) x

greenthumb said...

I like the look of the pasta and your day out.

Red Rose Alley said...

Homemade pasta....that's such a delight to see. Your pot pie looks delicious. I bet your kitchen smells wonderful with all the cooking that is going on.

Have a very nice week.

love,
~Sheri

haggiz said...

we have had many holidays down your way and envy you having Lyme on your doorstep! Gorgeous pics. Juliex

Down by the sea said...

That looks like a perfect weekend. I have always wanted to try and make homemade pasta is it difficult to do? We haven't been to Lyme since the storms it does look a bit battered. The Stables is a great place to stop on the way home!
Sarah x

Kristie Franklin said...

Aw, I finally get to see a side snap of Lil guy. So cute, he is! The pasta looks great. I've never tried to make pasta. I just purchased a curtain made from a vintage linen tablecloth. Its blue, white with a thin black stripe. So pretty and airy looking. I got it on Etsy.

It has been very nice here in the mid to low 70's but we have a bit of cooler weather headed our way. Nothing too unbearable, just colder than the mid 70's.

Spring break has sprung which means all the college students are headed this way to the beach. For the next 3 weeks (the heaviest of the season) and through the month of April 400,000 kids will descend upon our beaches creating havoc. LOL I plan to stay away from the beach until they have all gone home. LOL

This will be a first for us and I've heard that the kids are pretty rowdy...drinking, drugging, and partying. If I were a parent I wouldn't let my college age daughter come near here. LOL Already there is a young man missing...they don't know what happened to him?

nilly said...

I just love darns don't you? I keep meaning to darn some old cardies with contrasting bright colours. Trouble is I think it'd make me look (even more) like a batty old bag lady, so maybe not...

Cathy Daniel said...

Mmmm - can I come to tea at yours please - that pasta looks great! Lovely photos of Lyme - I have always wanted to go since I read about it in Jane Austen's Persuasion as a girl! Still not been! xCathy

thriftwood said...

Am absolutely drooling over that pie, looks amazing ... and the fresh pasta too of course!

Thanks for popping in to see me, love it when you call!

Love Claire xx

Barbara Fisher said...

Such a lovely day out, and ending with a delightful supper. Little Man is very good at colouring. x

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