Wednesday, May 31, 2006
We arrived back from our Italian travels in the early hours of Tuesday morning. K had a great week sailing and bimbling on the boat at lake Garda, although the wind was not always as much as they would of hoped for.
I have two nearly complete new paintings and a few more nearly planned. This year the grass in the dinghy park was being dug up and I could not set camp, I think this left me slightly unsettled and in full sun to concentrate. Two years ago I got so much more done but then I did have a degree show in three weeks. There are two many lovely distractions and lots of ice cream. I discovered this path that took you winding along the rocky cliff along a disused road now a superhighway for mountain bikes. It precariously found its way up through the cliff face and provided a great Ariel vantage point of the sailing even if it was all a little too far away to see.
I did manage to drag K away from sailing to do some climbing and via farrata.
I was on an absolute mission to bring back some Italian flour. I have some French flour which makes the most suburb crepes. Last night I hung up washing lines in the kitchen to hang up my fresh pasta made with half semolina flour. The flour worked a treat so much easier to roll out. Semolina flour has a high protein content so binds together better making the tastiest pasta, I made a lovely creamy mushroom source to go with it. Next I will try the Italian OO flour to make pizza base with.
Again I have left the cat till last, she will be a white cat to go with the white spots on the tea cups, but needs some shadow. She is having a delicious picnic, but is being very fusy and would prefer sardines to cake, unfortunatly somebody
forgot to pack the tin opener!