Bird of Paradise flower - Strelitzia

Strelitzia on the beachfront
Found this lovely Strelitzia on my walk yesterday and it made me think of home, South Africa.
For more info, look at my favourite wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strelitzia

Navi said to cross this bridge...

cross this bridge?!
Now I don't know about you, but we don't always do what Jane tells us to do. Jane is our sat nav / gps or as she is lovingly called in our car "that crazy woman". She does have some strange ideas about how to get from here to there.

From this...

snow covered roads
to this!
Sopeira Spain

Devil's Dyke

Brownie with ice cream dessert
The little girl at the next table came running back to the table with her Daddy trailing behind her, and said very happily to her Mummy, “I need a poo!” Seems Daddy was responsible for taking the little girl for a wee wee, but that Mummy was responsible for poos. They really mean it when they say we share the good things and the bad things in a marriage!

Challah Bread

Challah bread
This recipe is once again thanks to Anja, who made this when we spent yet another day at their home, with both our husbands playing, I mean working of course, on our new (but very old) camper van. They have put a wood stove into the van and it is SUPERB.

El Greco Restaurant

Chicken breast & wild potatoes
If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Swabia, then look no further. If you’re looking for great friendly service, then you definitely need to look no further. We were made to feel so welcome I almost didn’t leave (they do however prefer that you leave at some point…)

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Joerg and I
Merry Christmas Everyone! We wish you nothing but joy and happiness (and plenty of good health) in 2015.

Nut Corner Cookies

(Recipe at the end of the post)

Teacher: Do you say prayers before you eat?
Student: No, I don’t have to – my Mom’s a good cook.
(I don’t know who it’s from, but I love it!)
Nut Corners

Black and White Biscuits

Black and White Biscuits
It's Christmas again (or almost) and I just know you want some more Christmas biscuit recipes, don't ya. I think these look so stunning and they even taste good. Well, you know, sometimes good things get sacrificed for beauty...but not today! So without further ado, here's the recipe.

Rajasthan Villa Restaurant, Toulouse

Rajasthan Restaurant
Rajasthan Villa Restaurant, Toulouse
Restaurant Review
4 Rue de L'esquile, 31000 Toulouse, France

Us gals do a lunch once a month and we were real happy when Debs discovered an Indian Resto in the deep south of France. (Where is the dodgy accent coming from one asks?) She'd been on Trip Advisor (where I too add my 5 pence) and it had a great rating so we trekked around Toulouse till we found it and we were jolly glad to have done so.