Letter to Lina

English garden

Dear Lina,

Hello, my name is A. and I live in your house. Your former house, which is now our house, that is. We bought it off your family after you – well, there is no easy way to say this – passed away. I hope you don’t mind me disturbing your rest.

The neighbours have told me about you. How you liked to cook and entertain well into your 80s. That’s impressive. I want to have the same energy and spirit when I’m that age. And if I’m very lucky, that sort of friends, too, that would come to share the food and the laughter with me. I hope there will always be plenty of both.

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2013 in my Kitchen: Bread & Turkey

My bread

Two things have left the strongest mark on my cooking in 2013: bread and Turkey.

Bread took me by surprise. I didn’t think it was my kind of thing. Too laborious, I thought, and like many, I was wrong. I found in it a rhythm of life that I didn’t even know existed, let alone that I fitted into it. It only goes to show that you never know what you’re going to find and love, even when you think you know yourself pretty well. I look forward to whatever lies ahead.

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Where I’ve been

View of Wirral from Crosby Beach 1, originally uploaded by ~Maninas.

While I temporarily disappeared from the blog, I really got into photography, and I’ve never stopped shooting. You can find me on Flickr.

Happy New Year!

Cranberries

Happy New Year to everyone!

I can’t believe I’ve been away for so long. I’ll slowly be getting back to blogging. Looking forward to it,

 

Maninas

Back home

I’m back. Sorting through my photos and my memories. Will be back soon.

 

M

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