Friday, 16 May 2008

You'll never take me alive.

mainly sunny, mild, temps 15

Lovely day - a little cloudy and not as hot as yesterday, but still lovely.

Gary and John came by to put the dock in. Took photos. had a hard time getting a shot of Gary at work since he stood around talking most of the time, but then he finally got going. (If I'm ever found dead, someone needs to question Gary).

But it really was so kind of them to come by. Will figure out how to get those pictures on the computer and put them up tomorrow, I hope.

Getting close to the end of the proofs for the US version of book 4. A RULE AGAINST MURDER. Phew. And I think I should be finished the first draft of book 5 by the end of next week.

Lise and Delmar and Donna came by to do the gardens today. As you see, a lot of people work hard to give us the life we clearly don't deserve. In fact, Michael I seem to be kind of in the way most of the time. Superfluous is I think is the word.

We're off to Susan's (guest cottage) for an early dinner then have tickets to Kirk's big annual Antiques Show and Sale in Knowlton. Tonight's the gala preview - get to buy early, sip wine (water) and eat nibblies - and meet all of Knowlton society. We're hoping to get away early and go for ice cream.

Then tomorrow morning the three of us are heading to Curly's market - the farmers market every Saturday morning in Sutton in the summer. This is our first weekend to do it. Want to get vegetables, a pie and maybe some roses and other perennials for the cutting garden.

And the mayor called this afternoon and wants to come up to our house tomorrow morning around 11. Hope if there's trouble someone will bail us out. But I suspect we'd just do our time and in a year or so walk up the drive to see Gary, Tony, Lise, Pat and Wayne lounging by the pool. And we'll be sent to the basement.

Serves us right. will let you know what happens tomorrow.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

How about some rhubarb from the market (unless you grow your own)? There's nothing that says spring like homemade rhubarb pie, or stewed rhubarb with custard sauce. These were important in the household in which I grew up. I have great recipes for both, including extra easy canola oil pastry. Rhubarb seems to be a northeastern thing. It wasn't available or really known in Washington, DC and it wouldn't grow in the hot summers. So in our household this year we plan to celebrate our return to the north. You could also see if there are fiddleheads. It might almost be a bit late for them.

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Love your suggestions - thank you. I looked for rhubarb, but there wasn't any. In fact, no veg at all yet or fruit. But there was fresh rhubarb upside-down cake..so close enough. And we adore fiddleheads. Had them last night at dinner...eat them like maniacs for a couple weeks, then they disappear.

Longing to a nice bowl of stewed rhubarb...do you grow it? Pat, or friend and neighbor does - thank heaven - and hers is almost ripe.

Take care,

Louise

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Love your suggestions - thank you. I looked for rhubarb, but there wasn't any. In fact, no veg at all yet or fruit. But there was fresh rhubarb upside-down cake..so close enough. And we adore fiddleheads. Had them last night at dinner...eat them like maniacs for a couple weeks, then they disappear.

Longing to a nice bowl of stewed rhubarb...do you grow it? Pat, or friend and neighbor does - thank heaven - and hers is almost ripe.

Take care,

Louise