Wednesday, 10 August 2011

From behind the screen


Long-time readers, or those with a very good memory, might remember that I started planning a quilt in March and then never mentioned it again. It didn't get forgotten about. It was pondered over, pieced together, bound in the unseasonably warm April sunshine and then wrapped in tissue and ribbon to wait until August, when our friends were to marry.


Last weekend my husband and I made our way over to Devon a few days early, so that we might potter around while the children stayed at home with grandparents.

We walked, talked, slept, laughed, alternated between drinking tea and champagne and punctuated each of these activities by eating some of the best food we'd ever tasted and by the time the wedding day arrived we had both consumed half the annual produce of Devon. The reason for this eating extravaganza was stumbling upon a vegetarian cafe so amazing that we felt compelled to try and work our way through the entire menu before going home. The cafe itself was unpretentious and welcoming, the food home-cooked and wholesome (in a calorific sort of way...).


Our favourite breakfast: two poached eggs,with chilli tomatoes and pitta breads...homemade seed bread toast and marmalade on the side and a pot of licorice tea to share. I don't eat breakfast, but I made an exception every single day of our little holiday. Vanessa recently wrote a post about the joy of blogging being that one can write a perky,chirpy post whilst sitting behind one's screen feeling bloated. It felt pertinent, reader. I am now trying to muster post-holiday enthusiasm for rising an hour before the rest of the house once more for some Kettlenetics. It's now Wednesday and I'm still thinking about it.


Anyway, finished quilt photos and some weddingy pictures to follow. This is just an intermediary post to quieten the girl who rang me with a fox in her pocket, bemoaning that I hadn't blogged for two days and could I please get back to it. It's nice to be missed.

Florence x

7 comments:

  1. Mmm, details of that cafe, please!

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  2. Okay. It's called The Plant Cafe and is located by the green in front of Exeter cathedral. You would love it! We ate breakfast,lunches and inbetweenys there. We ate dinner at Michael Caines' restaurant in our hotel - we only realised half-way through our stay that it was Michael Caines the chef and not Michael Caine, the actor....which made our frequent comments to one another about blowing the doors off seem doubly amusing for their complete irrelevance. x

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  3. Gorgeous quilty photos! Can't wait to see the finish!

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  4. I recognised it from the pics straightaway! My home town! It is an utterly delicious cafe.

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  5. I never used to do breakfast but rather wait until later and have either brunch or lunch. Due to my schedule being mixed up and because I have an odd diet which is difficult to accommodate other than at home, I now eat breakfast. It was a difficult adjustment at first. I stopped eating breakfast in the first place because I used to be in such a blur in the mornings that all of what I had consumed would be forgotten about - it was as if I had eaten nothing at all. It led to over eating. I am more careful now. I enjoy my breakfasts and in fact what I currently enjoy is toast made with seeded wholemeal bread and rather delicious orange and ginger spread (marmalade). I do enjoy porridge or even brown rice pudding in the colder weather. It must feel wonderful to get up to ready prepared and delicious food.

    An amazing quilt which I sure will be much appreciated and treasured.

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  6. Anonymous - I loved hearing about your breakfasts - it's always interesting to know what others are eating.

    Kerry - have you tried the brownies? We actually took four home with us to give to grandparents and children. Delicious.

    Ruth, quilty pictures hopefully to be found very soon!

    Florence x

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  7. Thanks, Florence, always handy to know where the good veggie places are! Talking of brownies, have you tried the beetroot ones from Red Velvet & Chocolate Heartache yet?

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Florence x