1 I now have a Guen ak korr, a Senegalese pestle and mortar and it is very beautiful indeed. I admired the enormous one in A’s home in Pikine when we went to Senegal for D&A’s wedding (click here for wedding photos) and the one in D&A’s kitchen and N, A’s lovely Mum, has very kindly sent me one which A brought back from Senegal to Spain and which we now have at home. It will have pride of place in our kitchen and will be well used.
2 My souvenirs from our holiday in Catalonia sum me up quite well – an apron with a treble clef from Palau de la Musica (singing, piano and baking), cookie stamps that say Homemade, Eat Me and Made with Love (baking and love of friends), a glass measure (cooking), two notebooks with the pleasing continental squared paper which we cannot get in the UK (writing, making lists, creating with words), tiny cup-cake cases (more baking!) and elephant paper clips (I love stationery and elephants. From being very young and right through my teaching career, I loved the start of the new school year which meant I could get lots of lovely, new stationery) – sum total – happiness!
3 We have been missing the sea so we had a windy walk on the beach at Porthtowan where the tide was completely out and the holiday crowds had all gone. Footprints always catch my eye and I love the stone that looked like a foot. Click on any photo for detail.