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home from home (except the food's better)
8th Sep 2006, 20:52   | tags:,,

bronxelf says:

You let her loose in a SUPERMARKET?

8th Sep 2006, 20:56

Dhamaka says:

you bet - I was hungry!

(she says to say she was supervised, and it's true that we had a car so she could take the heavy stuff home...... and yes there was a lot of heavy stuff...)

8th Sep 2006, 20:58

Geodyne says:

Not just any supermarket, honey.....OUR supermarket.

You know the one.

But I was more restrained than that time. I lacked an enabler...

(cheese lovers untie!)

8th Sep 2006, 21:00

MaggieD says:

Re first pic : my question on Puff's blog has been answered .....

8th Sep 2006, 21:11

MaggieD says:

PS. lovely backgrounds .... and just a lovely pic altogether ... very cosy ......

8th Sep 2006, 21:12

bronxelf says:

*dies laughing*

Oh yes, we're all about the cheese.

8th Sep 2006, 21:18

teflon says:

I recognise that table!

8th Sep 2006, 21:18

Geodyne says:

Teflon: you should - you certainly spent enough time at it!

Elf: not one scrap of cheese was bought today. Also, please to note that the 'typo' was no typo.

Maggie - thanks, they're from our respective travels. D was responsible for the setup. I was safely esconsed on the other side of the room, arranging victuals.

8th Sep 2006, 21:20

MaggieD says:

Now I have this image of you both sitting down to eat on the otherside of the table (I assume it is a table for 4) and the two laptops being the means to your other virtual gueats ...... you will blog your meal, course by course, and it will be like a virtual feeding of the 5,000 .... we will be the recipients on the other end of the net ..... soaking up the gooodness through our virtual conections .....

8th Sep 2006, 21:30

Geodyne says:

Hee. It is a table for 4, but it's kept against the wall.

It's a really lovely mental picture Magge, but what we did was a bit more plebian. We moved the laptops to the back of the table, and arranged out plates in front of them with our single simple course (spaghetti with garlic, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, spinach and white wine and a spinach, rocket, watercress, broad bean and parmesan salad) arrayed in between them.

I took and sent a photo, but Vodaphone are not playing tonight so the image hasn't come through.... :(

8th Sep 2006, 21:33

Sprocket says:

Darn! I've just done the whole shopping / cooking thing this evening. Should've just logged in here instead.

8th Sep 2006, 21:34

simple meal?

absolutely gorgeous

8th Sep 2006, 21:35

Geodyne says:

There's a bit of the spaghetti left over, should anyone want to come and collect defeated us!

8th Sep 2006, 21:38

MaggieD says:

mmmm, left overs, I assume that all that is left over will be the pasta .....all the lovely goodiness i.e. the sauce will have been long gone ....

8th Sep 2006, 22:05

Dhamaka says:


leftovers no longer left over

*wipes mouth guiltily

8th Sep 2006, 22:23

FilbertFox says:

right enough of this talk of food. I will have to brainwash ou both into thinking i am your bestest bestest friend in the whole world ever - any food which features mushrooms, spinach and the glorious broadbeans has got to be good

9th Sep 2006, 08:42

Dhamaka says:

just wait till you see breakfast FF

9th Sep 2006, 09:00

FilbertFox says:

tell me what it is?

9th Sep 2006, 09:04

Dhamaka says:

nope - if the phone battery holds up I'll blog it soon

9th Sep 2006, 09:05

FilbertFox says:

be quick be quick

9th Sep 2006, 09:06

Geodyne says:

FF - consider this a standing invitation...

9th Sep 2006, 09:36

JokerXL says:

Unmistakable shock of Geo-hair there.

9th Sep 2006, 13:32

Viv says:

mmm - looks lovely

10th Sep 2006, 09:20

Dhamaka says:

It was :-)

11th Sep 2006, 12:22