Wednesday, May 18, 2011

French 75 and Date night...Humble Bungalow Style

Mr. HB and I went out for dinner at one of our favourite restaurants
and this is the floral arrangement  that greeted us...

Italian Fare

 fine local food is offered

It is a large space
because of the number of people who frequent the premises
it tends to be noisy
the wine list is so large
it takes up an entire binder !

We enjoyed a Tanqueray 10 martini 
with the regulation 3 olives to start

we perused the menu
shared a salad
before our mains

I chose the grilled salmon with Yukon Gold potatoes and root veggies
Mr. HB had the rack of Lamb served atop white beans and olives
and after our dinner we went to a club
and danced for several hours to the beat of the music of our friend's band
they call themselves 

I wore my new Josef Ribkoff dress
black fish net stockings, kitten heels
 a black vintage 
Bakelilte bangle

it was a night of fun

I had a French 75
at the club

here is my recipe....

Lovely daughter wrote this recipe out for me
she loves this cocktail and introduced it to me
it is a sweet concoction
sip it slowly
and smack your lips!

I find it interesting that we can learn so much from our children
I never can get enough "learning" in my days

there's always something new to discover
working in a school I am surrounded by bright young minds
with thoughts that are rich and they love to share their knowledge

they are especially chatty when they come to the Library
to do research and find new books

Are you open to new ideas and change?

Have you recently enrolled in a course
or read a thought provoking book?

What do you do to keep your mind stimulated?

(I have recently started doing the Sudoku puzzles in the newspaper)


  1. Thought-provoking books, crossword puzzles & an occasional sudoku....lively conversations with people who are "different" from me....

  2. Sounds like a lovely evening.
    I need to do more exciting things - learn something new. I took French lessons for about 2 years, but stopped after returning from our last trip to Paris. I was thinking about starting that up again. I am also toying around with buying a used sewing machine and taking some sewing classes.

    It's funny what you say about learning from young people. I always tell my 16 year old stepdaughter that I want to be just like her when I grow up.

    xo, A

  3. Not only do I learn from my children...but from my grandchildren, particulary in the area of electronics.

    I think it is very important to keep learning throughout life...for me right now it is in photography, increasing my computer/blogging skills, and studying french. I do the daily crossword puzzle.

    Your dinner sounded delicious!

  4. Your night sounds like it was absolutely lovely :)

  5. leslie,

    just the fact that i have a blog is astonishing to me.

    your date night sounds so fabulous. you and the mr def know how to do it right.


  6. What a fabulous evening!

    I like the NYT crossword puzzles - always a good challenge. I read big books (currently reading all Shakespeare plays and The Count of Monte Cristo), and listen to Fast Money every evening and learn finance lingo.

    And then there's learning golf, the ultimate head game.

  7. A perfect evening - love a little dance and I think the name of the band is great! They say, don't they that it is the key to keeping young - taking an interest and learning new things every day! Yummy cocktail too!! XX

  8. Always learning is the key to life! My 23 year old daughter recently
    told me about the French 75, but I have yet to try it!
    Reading is my passion. Just finished The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok which was though provoking on many levels...I recommend it!

  9. We travel for the wonderful learning experiences it provides. I also read, read, read. I have a Kindle, three newspapers a day, magazines, and of course, blogs! I am considering french language lessons as there is a possibility we might move to Geneva Switzerland for a short term business assignment.