Thursday, December 20, 2012

Eat, drink and be merry...

While noting Christmas charity donations, Tom said:

"Of course, it doesn't really matter whether we sent the blind dogs a cheque for twenty euros or five million, they won't have time to cash it before the world ends anyway."

"No, and the dogs won't have time to undergo their training either."

One of several such conversations.

" Be funny if it did happen though, wouldn't it? We'd be laughing on the other side of our faces then..."

There have been some numerogical weirdnesses, not only will tomorrow be 21/12, palindromic, today is 20.12.2012, and the other week was the 12th of the 12th of the 12th.  Which also happened to be my birthday, don't know if this gives me any privileges in apocalyptic terms.

I had a nice day or two but forgot to take the camera out when we went up to the seaside to eat, because the weather was so frightful, I didn't really want to go out at all but Tom said he'd drag me out by the scruff if necessary.  And it turned out rather lovely, with sun breaking through the mist and shining off the wet sand, and the little lighthouse on the harbour wall all looking pastel and sculpted, and distant flashes off the waves beyond.  The deserted terraces were rain-washed and puddled and sodden, the viviers were drained and empty of crustaceans, but inside the restaurant was cosy and warm, and I ate crab maki and fried sea bream with winter squash confit, and the crême brulée had bits of broken gingerbread on the top which tasted Christmassy.

And I came into my internet radio which means I no longer have to choose in the kitchen between the under-shelf task lighting and The Archers, plus I've discovered a non-stop early music station with a rolling display of what they're playing. It's like some early music nerd's i-pod on shuffle, which may well be what it is.

~

So in the expectation that I will be able to get through all the submissions before the end of the world, Alphabet Soup continues, with

13 comments:

Julia said...

I'm an early music nerd too, please post the link, I'd love to tune in! (Or link in?)

Nimble said...

The music sounds great. Light and sound all at once, that's good. My oldest daughter was at a birthday party for a 12 year old on 12/12/12. I thought that was excellent.

Dale said...

:-)

Roderick Robinson said...

How wise Tom was, dragging you off into Greene Land. No one knew better how to exploit the ambience of out-of-season resorts and restaurants in France than much missed GG. Saw him once, dining out a handsome young thing in a place in Kensington with red-and-white check table napkins. What might I have said to him: everything or nothing. So I chose the latter.

But then the majority of your French experience is, of course, out-of-season. Seize it, nevertheless.

Ellena said...

You are not the only one having fun. Thanks for sharing.

Chloe said...

Belated Happy Birthday Lucy! :)

the polish chick said...

a heartfelt though belated birthday wishes, dear lucy! lucky you to get it in right before the end of the world!

Rouchswalwe said...

Amazing Apocalypse here ... snowflakes fluttering through the air sticking to evergreens but not creating road havoc. Happy Solstice!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

I'm late too with the birthday wishes, Lucy, but at least we're all still here to offer them and enjoy them.
I love all the numeroillogical weirdness and am sure it means something even though nobody, even numerologists, will ever know what.
Enjoy 2013 to the full and may there be many more.

Lucy said...

Thanks everyone, couldn't resist fishing for birthday wishes after all!

Julia, I found it on my new internet radio, the potential of which I'm still discovering, so not sure of the bandwidth but will try to find out.

zephyr said...

Oh, golly...i had an inkling your day was sometime this month...
Thank you for sharing all these marvelous gifts with us!!

Isabelle said...

It didn't end here either. Happy Christmas!

marja-leena said...

Ah, belated birthday wishes, Lucy!

And many thanks for the wonderful curating of The Alphabet Soup - brava!

And last but not least, a wonderful Christmas to you and Tom and Mollie!