Friday, 22 February 2013

Food and Drink

Whenever you turn on the news at the moment, the headlines always seem to be about the discovery of horsemeat in 'beef' ready meals and the local newspaper has been interviewing butchers in town to see if they had noticed an increase in trade as shoppers shunned supermarket ready meals in favour of buying meat direct from the butcher.  One in particular made me smile when it said ' it had always enjoyed a stable trade ...'
 
Other news this week - I have finished reading the book that my friend has had published.  I can hardly wait to go back to work next week to ask her what inspired her to make the character with my name the middle aged landlady of the main character, who had a penchant for younger men!  Cheek!  I had previously wondered who would play me in the film version.  I think it could be Joan Collins.
 
I went to the cookery demonstration on Tuesday.  By 11.30 I'd had a small glass of white wine, a small one of red, a sample of lamb and red onion pudding, another of chicken, bacon and mushroom pie and a small bowl of steamed ginger and syrup sponge.  By 11.45 I'd signed up for the next one as the theme is chocolate.  I'm not sure my waistline can cope with too many half terms.
 
So my plan for the last day of half term was to make another page for the Telling Tales project and this is what I've come up with
I did say things would get messy didn't I?  True to my word there are splodges and splashes of paint and circular paint stains - so out of my comfort zone here, but I do like the effect it has made.  I hope you approve Miss Smith!  I'm sure the purple will wash off my hands eventually ...
 

11 comments:

dogmatix said...

Love the LO. Like the 'splodges' and the colour :-)

Sian said...

Horsemeat is a tricky subject round here. some horses don't like to be party to that kind of conversation..

Love the idea of having a character in a book that is you :)

Denise said...

Brilliant layout Deb-and your cookery course sounds lovely x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I like the spots of color, but I like using digital paint splotches on my layouts. :)

The chicken bacon pie sounds good!

Beverly said...

You may have all the wine but do please pass along the chicken bacon mushroom pie....yum! A character in a book, how cool but inquiring minds do want to know about this younger men aspect ;) Love that you ventured outside your comfort zone on the layout.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the circular paint splotches and the mesh on the tags - two of my favorite embellishment ideas.
Rinda

Sinead said...

I love the circular paint stains, so effective! May have to try that out myself:D Hope you enjoyed the cookery course...I too love all things food related so that sounds like such a fun day out. Perfect way to spend half-term x

Alison said...

I am thinking you should really be making pie when we come to lunch ;)
Lovely layout...I never got past prompt 1!
Alison xx

alexa said...

That page is just lovely! What a happy relaxed feel :). I am surprised you had room for tea after all that deliciousness at the cookery class. The headline in our local paper is about how our local butchers' shops are doing a thriving trade.

Karen said...

What a lovely page and like Alison am hoping for some scrummy pie for lunch when we come.

S said...

Joan Collins, huh? What's the name of your friend's book?