Phew – here I am at home on a Saturday night for the first time since the 9th of February! Maybe that will go some way to explaining my woeful record of posting over the past six weeks or so – every time I think I’m getting into my stride, I leave on another trip or another batch of visitors arrive. Not that I’m complaining. But I do feel compelled to explain to you what I’ve been up to and why I’ve been neglecting you!
First up, to keep you amused, here’s a little guessing game. No prizes I’m afraid, just the prestige of being the first person who can tell me where I have been over the past five weekends (hint: only one weekend was spent in London):
Countries will be fairly obvious – but the more specific your answers the more impressed I will be
And in other not-entirely-unrelated news, I have been too busy with travelling and a sick husband to put anything together for my own event – Waiter, There’s Something in My… Pulses. Mea culpa. For this reason, I’m extending the deadline to Monday 31 March, giving you two whole more days to get creative with lentils, peas, beans, chickpeas and the like.
What’s the point of hosting your own events if you can’t bend the rules once in a while?!
**UPDATE** To put you out of your misery, below you will find the detailed info on where these pics were taken. The closest to guessing everything correctly with astonishing detail was Herschelian, and hot on her heels was Hande. Top marks for creativity go to Andrew and Elizabeth (who’s not jealous at all!).
Pic 1 – the Beacon Island Hotel in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa (23 Feb 08)
Pic 2 – Lion’s Head and Mouille Point, Cape Town, South Africa, as seen from the Robben Island Ferry in Table Bay (1 March 08)
Pic 3 – the lovely Petersham Nurseries restaurant in Richmond, UK (lunch with my sister-in-law on 8 March 08)
Pic 4 – Parma hams hanging in a butcher in Zibello, Italy – it’s near Parma and is the village where my sister-in-law’s family comes from (15 March 08)
Pic 5 – the roof of Gaudi’s Casa Mila (a.k.a. La Pedrera) in Barcelona, Spain (24 March 08)
Thanks to all who played along and took a guess!