Saturday, 8 March 2008

When Mr A's away...

Mr A's been away for a few days, on a road trip with his biker chums to Paris. He should be back in the early hours tomorrow morning. So I've been enjoying the peace and quiet, and how mysteriously the house stays clean and tidy when he's not here.

I got home quite late last night after school, because we had a rather long afternoon practical all about bread, pastry and gluten. We all made bread with different types of flour, and mine was gluten-free, comprising potato, rice, tapioca, maize and sarrasin flour to replace wheat. The bread was edible, but that's about all I can say for it. It was the colour of chalk, and looked like something that had come from the moon.

I've had such a good time today - Dipti came to visit, giving me the chance to show off the sights and delights of Leamington. We had a splendid lunch at Oscar's, I bought lots of vegetables at my favourite greengrocer, we stopped to browse in many boutiques, and finished up with a drink in the Cricketers. Which has now changed hands.

As I passed the pub last night, I remembered that a new owner ought to be in place for his first evening, so I thought I'd drop in to say hello and introduce myself. Mark is the new owner, and Smurf is his pub manager, and both were very happy to chat. And pose...

Smurf posing on the barI think the future of the pub is safe in his hands.

3 comments:

Driving With the Brakes On said...

My husband is out-of-town right now, and I am LOVING how clean the house is staying (even with two toddlers!) It is not that he is a particularly messy person . . . it's just that I currently know where everything is, as it is right where I last left it!

babooshka said...

My beloved gary walks into a a room and it becomes a bomb site at his mearest glance. i lament the days of my once tidy home.

Paris and motorbikes,sounds wonderful.Can't wait for thr TT this year.

About people nicking imgaes. Mostly doesn't happen. Always upload smaller version, low res. images.Do find imgae highlighted in blog sells the next day off my photo sites. I do try and keep the prices low though.

Do upload some pics, love to see.

aims said...

You made some gluten-free bread!!!!

I know it is hard - really hard to do and have it come out right...everything that goes into it actually does better if it is warmed first - like the egg and the milk - the yeast...funny that - but we learned that after years of trying...well The Man did - he's the one who has been experimenting...and on that note - he is the cleanest guy I have every met! Hooray!! Means I don't have to pick up after him for any reason at all.....lucky me...I'm so spoiled...