Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer...

06/07/2008

It's been a few days since I stretched my blogging self, but frankly, what with the munchkin in overdrive, her poor mothers are still knackered. Luckily, there is such a thing as coffee to keep us poor female coffee junkies up and running.


And while I'm at it, may I recommend this little gadget from Nespresso (negligeable coffee, but cool gadgets) for delicious, frothy steamed milk? The Aeroccino has proved a revelation and we have been enjoying decent lattes since a few days. Who needs an (N)espresso machine anyway, even if they have *George Clooney* plugging it?

It's been a lazy weekend for us, with a trip to the movie theatre (more about this later), some Cointreaupolitans with a monstrous hangover to boot, a zoo visit at the munchkin's request, and some summer sale shopping (I finally found those silver, strappy sandals with a slutty heel that I'd been looking for, for 35 euros).

In other news, I recently worked for a customer who is redesigning an abbey in the Province of Limburg. One of the projects included translations for the herb garden, which they designed. It proved to be an interesting visit with some interesting flowers. We forgot the camera, like true tired dingbats, but here are some of the flowers that we will be adding to our patio:

California poppies
Pimpernel
Lady in the Mist
Passiflora

The munchkin also decided to request the removal of the stabilizers on her bicycle, so I spent some time running after her with a shawl wrapped around her chest. Needless to say she acquitted herself brilliantly of her balancing act.

On a food note, I can heartily recommend Nigella's Kermit the Frog hummus (200 g peas, 1 avocado, crushed garlic, juice of half a lime and some mediterranean crackers), which were doused liberally with some prosecco this evening.

Now for the most interesting event of our weekend: on Friday, we were lucky enough to attend an advance screening of Mamma Mia, featuring the interesting combo of Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Pierce 'James Bond' Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard. We had the time of our lives. The movie had a brilliant pace, Meryl Streep proved to be a delightful Donna with some good pipes on her (also did the splits in the air and plays an awesome air guitar). Pierce Brosnan can't sing for toffee and the storyline is rather silly. But I am forever indebted to Julie Walters for her interpretation of 'Take a chance on me'. And I haven't stopped singing 'Dancing Queen' since Friday evening. I think we need to throw an Abba party, once this movie comes out in Belgium. Any takers?

On this happy note, I leave you with some clips from the movie:


4 messages:

Suburban Mum said...

I *really* want to go see that film when it comes out! Will have to coerce L into coming with me. Meryl Streep was on Jonathan Ross on Friday night and he agreed with you on the Pierce Brosnan singing thing!!

Need pictures of the silver sandals with slutty heels, please.

Bun said...

That movie sounds great. I haven't been to the cinema in an age.

feromoon said...

The first thing I do in the morning, after I get up, is feeding the birds in the garden and making myself a tiny cup of Roma.Yes,from Nespresso.
It is a nice gadget from Magimix.
The not so nice aspect is, that there are only a few stores that sell the cups.

I love it.
In fact, I enjoy the lady plugging for the coffee. ;)

deboo said...

Oh My Gosh! You got to see Mamma Mia already????? We are so jealous! I would so love to attend your Belgium opening. That would be just awesome!

re: Nigella - how coincidental you should mention her! Rarely do I turn on the TV on a weekend morning, but I was feeling decadent and flipped on the Food Network. There was this dark-hair, British woman talking about how lovely it would be to take a bite out of a freshly grilled pork chop! I'd never seen her before.

Fast forward to reading your blog today, and you mention her hummus recipe. Sounds delicious! But, forgive my naivete, but what is prosecco? Is it the same as prosciutto? I know, I should look it up...

:-)

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