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Elevenses or even earlier

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Today’s beverages are ‘Grande Arome’ (arabica beans) coffee and Tetley tea both made quite strongly but not to builder’s specification. We do have an array of fancy and herbal teas for the discerning drinker - just ask.
My grandmother used to have a glass of Guiness for her elevenses – prescribed by her doctor apparently. She used to let my sister and I have a small glass of it too when we were staying with her – so let’s have that on the menu as well.

The confection is French apple tart from our local boulangerie and kindly donated by the Dutch family staying in our gîte. There were five pieces but Jim and I have already scoffed two. Delicious! If too many of you want a piece we may have to cut them up.
There are also some M&S Chocolate mini bites and Honeycomb mini bites that we bought back with us. I am surprised that we still have any of those left.

The teapot is from a local pottery, Le Poterie du Don http://www.poteriedudon.com which has some spectacular pieces of work. Click on the link to the site just to see a picture of the pottery. It is like three copper coloured tins planted in beautiful surroundings. It is run by Suzie (American) and Nigel (British) Atkins and well worth a visit if you are in the area (Fel in the Aveyron).

The mug was made by my son Matthew when he was an art student.

Have a good day. (Sorry this is going to be posted early as we have to go out and we are an hour ahead)

Posted at 8th May 2010 - 08:32AM   Posted by Arosebyanyothername   Elevenses or even earlier Comments: 12

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar sorry the link doesn't work but if you enter the URL you should get there.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 8th May 2010 at 08:34AM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar YES! I fiddled with it and it now works. Must dash . . .

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 8th May 2010 at 08:47AM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar I love that pottery and what a fabulous website. I just had a trawl through the catalogue too - those footed bowls really took my fancy, and the teapots and a cassoulet pot...

As I'm first here I'll have a little nibble of that yummy tart and some of that coffee please.

I love the idea of Guinness for elevenses. GPs aren't what they used to be (do they still prescribe red wine in France or is that a myth?) I had a bottle of Guinness last night, went to bed at 10pm and slept for a solid eight hours (unheard of!) so it's good stuff!

Have a lovely day everyone.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 8th May 2010 at 08:49AM

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Fennie's Avatar Save me some please! I envy you the escape from the election!

Posted by: Fennie on 8th May 2010 at 09:06AM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar Yum - been drafted in to work on a Saturday morning - boo. I need apple tart more than most people, so I'll take a piece of a cut up slice!

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 8th May 2010 at 09:16AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Ooooooo I would so LOVE to be living at the Mill . . . big piece of tart for me - thank you . . . ooooo how lovely virtual apple tart for breakfast and strong black coffee. Ooooops not much tart left now - should I run and get some more . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 8th May 2010 at 09:45AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Oi...where's the tart goneExclamation

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 8th May 2010 at 10:12AM

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Just after 3:10 ahem locally; way too early for coffee (but not for bad, injured back). It's a "Grr@$#%$^%&rr" experience. I'm even getting sympathy from Miss Sadie. Wink

Actually my GP is a gem. Gets me things even better than wine or Guinness. Which I am going to take now and head back to the land of nod (hopefully).

Sounds like many of our skool's inhabitants are busy already. This is a "good thing." Trust you're having fun.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 8th May 2010 at 10:18AM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar My GP is hopeless for backs. I just get a shrug followed by a 'what do you expect' (the 'if you go riding horses you stupid woman' bit is silent).

Occasionally I get referred to a physio, I've seen the consultant twice (he agreed it's a painful back, but can't see how surgery would help). Mostly I get a prescription for painkillers (which also send me off to the land of nod like Bear, but I've got two kids to look after today, I can't nod!)

Perhaps I need to see an osteopath or maybe acupuncture, but my surgery 'doesn't have a contract for that sort of thing' apparently. I'm told to 'try that privately', but I don't have that sort of cash. I was told last time to 'try pilates' and 'go to a class'. They're full.

Grrrr and aaargh! Why is this NHS so hopeless when it comes to bad backs??? Rant over!

Huge big colossal sympathy to everyone who is suffering with a bad back today.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 8th May 2010 at 11:11AM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar Eek that was a bit of a rant wasn't it? EmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassed

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 8th May 2010 at 02:11PM

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What rant? Made positively good sense.

PM for PM, indeed Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

Posted by: Rob-bear on 8th May 2010 at 04:15PM

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{{{{{{{{ Bear Hug }}}}}}}}

It's a "virtual" hug; won't hurt a bit. Bear promises! Very Happy

Posted by: Rob-bear on 8th May 2010 at 04:18PM

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