Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Enchanted April....Dare I dream?

A few weeks ago I posted a pork tenderloin roast recipe and I have another one in my repertoire...
This one has an asian tangy taste and while I LOVE it Mr. HB is not as enamoured with the flavours...not sure why, but we all have our favourites.

So here it is if you would like to try it...
cook and baste the tenderloin about an hour at 350 degrees.
If you try it and like it please leave me a  comment.

My favourite bridge player Meg at the club has had a serious fall...
she is 94 and she broke both her hip and her arm
her mind is a sharp as a tack and we are missing her so much.
She is in rehab and we are planning to go to the hospital
and play some cards as soon as she is able.

I am hoping that she will recover from her injuries.
Her bidding and advice on bridge is so valuable...
she has been playing bridge since she was a teenager 
she encourages us when we are bidding our hands and nudges us to bid game.

I always wear my wedding rings...
one notices hands when seated at the bridge table.
My hands have been dry of late and so I have made a point to keep the hand lotion by the sink to remind myself to use it.

This vintage art deco diamond does not get as much wear as it should.

I don't own a lot of jewelry...
unlike darling daughter, 
who has oodles and oodles of the stuff!

She works hard to find the most amazing pieces...
she has a full time job!

I have very few pieces of "costume" jewelry and opt for real gemstones.
Sterling silver bangles, pearls, vintage, ethnic, and modern artisan jewelry.
One need not break the budget when choosing a new piece,
 there are so many gorgeous jewels on Etsy and Ebay and in antique shops.

At my age I wonder if I should acquire more gems or save for holidays abroad?

Recently I met up with a friend for lunch.
 We both LOVE France and have fond memories of our trips to Paris 
we got to talking in between bites of our salads
and mentioned that we should arrange to have our own 
"Enchanted April" 
 perhaps Provence would be our destination...

Can you imagine a group of women sharing a home in Provence?
Savouring the countryside for a month?
I can!
 I am dreaming about this possibility.

So with that in mind I am off to find more local French language classes...

if you know of anyone who has a home to rent in Provence or has rented one that they enjoyed please email me
merci beaucoup!

 ~ Be Well and Be Kind ~