Saturday, August 15, 2009
Slow day in August
Just spent the day puttering about playing with the dog, and being ignored by the cats.
Sitting on the terrace in the shade, talking with T, catching up on things in the news and ideas about travel and people we know. A lovely way to pass a couple of hours.
Ate a little lunch, then took a little nap. Woke up and read a little of my book [currently re-reading John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley...]
Went for a walk with the dog in the afternoon, then went for a swim.
Watched some television (videotaped comedy shows) then during the second one, I got up and fixed supper
I made a pan of fluffy white basmati rice and to go with it, a shrimp and veggie stir-fry.
I just cut up the leftover fresh veggies from the fridge: courgette, red onion, baby carrots, a few green beans. a yellow pepper, some fresh garlic and some fresh grated ginger, stir fried in a little fragrant sesame oil. Stir fried the shrimp and tossed the whole mess together with a little sea salt, fresh cracked pepper and a splash of soya sauce.
For dessert a scoop of vanilla ice cream with maple syrup on top. Lovely.
After that we went outside to see the sunset and talked a bit more. Then turned out the lights and T went to read his book in bed and I'm writing up this post. Not much news to write about!
A slow day, but a really excellent one!