Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Family duties.

Lots of running around with the grandchildren over the last couple of days, visiting their schools, which they seem to appreciate. I don't remember wanting my parents visiting my school when I was a bairn (that's because they'd have problems getting over the wall! - Ed) still if you can spread a little peace and happiness (and chocolate) that's what being a grandparent is all about.

Heard on the grapevine that the village had a 15 cms snow fall on Sunday night, amazing for this time of the year in Languedoc, and according to our neighbours picture above, it seems like we didn't get off lightly. Hope the dogs (in kennels) are not too pissed off, Hmmmm.

Last night James cooked a very interesting anchovies in tomato sauce with pasta (pasta con acciuge e pomodoro) out of Jamie's Italy cook book. Excellent. You wouldn't think that anchovies would go with pine nuts and raisins , but they do. It's a Sicilian dish and you can see the north African influence.

As it's Jan's birthday today, a group of us ate out at
The Giggling Squid. Good food made all the better because Jan's kids paid.

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