The themes of the past week or so 🙂 After our regular walk, my mother and I hosted a small lunch get together. This is a savoury pancake dish some of you may be familiar with … A little bit of starch, protein and plenty of vegetables! Vegetarians omit the meat protein entirely and use ground peanuts or tofu instead. The whole idea is the same. The traditional way to eat it is by wrapping a piece of the filled pancake with a selection of fresh vegetables in a lettuce leaf and dipping the parcel by hand into the sauce bowl. However, I mix everyting up in a plate first (see top photo) and drizzle the special sauce over and eat with chopsticks.A choice of cakes and fresh cut melons for dessert – that plate with everything on it – yeah, it’s mine!On another occasion, for Grandparents Day! Heavenly scented and as pretty as can be!A table setting which I literally threw together. Normally as you may have guessed, I keep everything pretty neutral with a colour accent but I was given this table cloth recently and love the vibrant colours so much I use it often. Together with the melamine stripey mats, red painted bowls with the blue and white created a colourful clash that I actually liked! It didn’t put anyone off their food either! Would you believe the mauve pink glasses from I don’t know where or when, matches the mauve in the weave perfectly!My plate – steam Thai fragrant rice with ginger chicken and sweet and sour prawns. A close up of the weave and ever pretty roses. This is the only basket I have so will be scouring the charity shops for one with a handle. In their natural state. This is the flower of the mock orange plant. It was discovered once we removed all the weeds and trimmed the other plants back from the drive. There’s another one growing in the back garden. It’s a start … I’ve had this vase for many years now and it has survived fairly frequent useage and travel of several thousand miles. I adore it and the best way to see it is like this with the light shining through. I picked up the mini glass vases in one of the local charity shop for a few pounds in total.These red edged carnations are a new favourite. They lasted incredibly well and looked even more gorgeous once the white opened.
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