Even if you don't know Michael you will know of him if you follow me and look
at my Scribble Picnic entries on Wednesdays.
Right now we're taking a summer break as our little art co-op needs a
chance to stay cool, well except for artist member Serena who's cool enough
down under enjoying Australia's Winter months! Hello Serena.
Michael and I have been virtual friends for many, many years thanks to blogging.
He, like me, is a British ex-pat, and he, like me, is always somewhat homesick for
our former lives as children and teenagers in England.
We each have stories to tell as to how we ended up here in America, bits of which
we've gleaned from blog posts and comments over the years.
Now, at long last, Michael and I are going to meet in person! Bob and I plan to
catch up with him in Colorado next weekend before he moves to Kentucky
where his adorable wife/talented artist Alexandra has already settled in.
Would have loved to meet her too, hopefully that will happen sometime
down the road.
Scribble Picnic Collage 2017-18
Soon we'll be heading west to enjoy a change of scenery and, most important,
to meet up with a very, very special blog friend in Utah, followed by our visit to
Colorado to meet Michael.
Stay tuned for more this coming week.
After that dreary, damp post of yesterday, I'm happy to share good weather news.
This morning the sun is brilliant, Bob is mowing the lawn before it gets too hot.
I just gathered a ton of fragrant basil and am making pesto.
Picked a few figs yesterday, added to sweet red plums they made a lovely
Gateau de Mamy - here's a link to another version as I forgot to take a photo of
the fig-plum one.
I then cooked down remaining figs and plums with a little sugar and water
and puréed into a fruit coulis, adding crème de cassis once cooled.
Must say, served drizzled over the cake with a dollop of whipped cream
it was delicious. . . . . . . . . .and ruined my diet!