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Katie
Lot-et-Garonne, France
Good Food + Good Wine = Good Life
Interests: travel, gardening, wine, golf, cooking, reading, watercolors
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And it's dry heat (I'm guessing) so it can somewhat deceptive. When we played golf in Spain in the summer I drank 2 litres of water during the 4 - 5 hours we were on the course.... followed by a 2 mugs of 'clara' - beer and soda mix. You are definitely not drinking enough water LOL
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on Close Call, Lesson Learned at mosaic road
Wow! What a wonderful celebration..... Such a great way to spend the holiday. And the food looks fantastic. All those strawberries!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Multiculturism at it's Best at mosaic road
Sounds like you're having a wonderful time.... Spain has the absolute best hot chocolate.... the churros just make it a tiny bit better LOL
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2015 on Plaza Mayor, Madrid - part 2 at mosaic road
I love Madrid. I love Spain.... All those beautiful hams. Sigh..... I hope you're having a wonderful time. I remember having dinner reservations at midnight and being the first ones in the restaurant LOL
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2015 on A Little Loco at mosaic road
What a fantastic place! Makes me want to go to Casablanca just to see it. I love seeing the photos of the souks... Can't wait. And the dinner for the Americans looked wonderful. We have a very old 'Persian' rug that was the hubs parents. Those things last forever.... But I don't think I'll be hauling one back with me on the plane LOL
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on "Of all the gin joints in town....." at mosaic road
Get back to your garden??? In the US they're called '8-ball' - after te pool - billiard game. I grew them here but. as they are rather small, it's a bit of a waste of garden space LOL
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on My Zucchinis are Round at mosaic road
Such gorgeous blue skies! When we lived in Andorra we could ski and play golf in the same day.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on On a Clear Day You Can See Forever at mosaic road
Cloth napkins are all we've ever used - although I do keep paper on hand for car trip picnics. As to matching.... yeah, we can always find 2 that match, or we buy 2 more LOL. We have a set of 'good' ones (matching) for dinner parties.
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I can't wait.... We eat a lot of fruit.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2015 on Simply Luscious at mosaic road
At the Chocolate Fair there is always a stand with little macarons, about the size of a coin. And there are about 25 flavors... I always buy a bagful.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2015 on Macaron Mayhem at mosaic road
Lovely.... We're starting to see more green asparagus here, but the French (as well as the Germans, Spanish....) prefer white. But we won't be seeing any of it for at least 2 months.... Sigh....
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on A Surprise from the Souk at mosaic road
I love the dateballs! And the lunch... Your lunch with the staff looks and sounds delicious - except for the chilies. We're going to have to talk about that. I may be living on pita while I'm there LOL. And the carpets are tempting..... So much, sigh.....
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2015 on A Lebanese Lunch at mosaic road
I love berries - and I love the photos. I can't wait until spring when the strawberries start again....
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2015 on grunt ai frutti bosco / berry grunt at briciole
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I hate it when I think I understand a conversation, then later start with the 'but what if they really meant...' I worry that I will really get myself in trouble LOL Can't wait to meet your Moroccan 'family'
I love London, even gray and damp as usual. The last time I was there I went by myself for a little shopping / museum time. Hmmm I should do that again.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on London Day 2 at mosaic road
What a gorgeous spot that is! And lovely lunch (cute dog) So.... did you learn lots of Arabic? I expect you to teach me at least how to say hello and please and thank you LOL Have fun in London!
All that lovely sunshine..... And the view is nice, too. I can't believe you brought a Christmas cake all the way from home - to your new home.... Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2015 on Sunday Lunch with a Bonus at mosaic road
Those cookies make my teeth hurt! I normally prefer tart over sweet but I cannot pass up these pastries....nuts, pastry and honey. Oh. My. Beef Wellington for Christmas? Lucky you. They certainly set a beautiful table. And glad to read you found a conversation class - good learning and fun both, I hope
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2014 on Glazing the Cookies, the Final Touch at mosaic road
I've been catching up..... Now I'm really farsick. The food tour must have been fantastic. Everything looks delicious but I really want to dive into all those olives. I really love olives - we used to get fantastic ones in Spain but not so easy to find here. And a cooking class? How fun. I would have a hard time dealing with all the sweets. I normally prefer tart, but there's something about nuts and seeds and honey that always pulls me in. When you figure out how to get those boxes home can you figure out how to get one to France? Have fun with your min-reunion.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2014 on Moroccan Sweet Treats at mosaic road
I'll be curious to see what Christmas traditions (old or new) you see. You'll have to start your own. I love your coffee spot - but those cookies would do me in. They look way too yummy LOL
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2014 on Christmas Comes to Morocco at mosaic road
One cannot have too many scarves.... You would never get me out of there. With so many choices I would never be able to make a decision ( unless I could buy at least 10) and what wonderful prices!!!!! So Jealous!!!!
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2014 on Spoilt for Choice - part 2 at mosaic road
Love looking at all your photos! Nice you got out to see more of the country. That waterfall was fantastic (and the juice vendor) ;-))
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on Room with a View at mosaic road
At least you found one.... I've been on my own since I left the US. There are 'Keep Fit' classes at the local schools, but that doesn't really interest me. I have my stationery bike and a universal gym.... And lots of roads to walk on. Have fun getting to know it.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2014 on I Have Joined a Gym !! at mosaic road
I love looking at all your photos.... makes me farsick LOL It also reminds me of some of the areas in southern Spain - the tile work and intricate walls and screens - very Moorish.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2014 on Rooftop Views at mosaic road
And so it begins.... Beautiful blue skies, beautiful photos.... Welcome to our hemisphere! LOL I agree with you about Business Class - I don't do it often anymore, but with extra luggage (and long haul) it's worth it Oh, and the champagne!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2014 on Riad Rooftop with 360 Degree Views at mosaic road