Showing posts from August, 2021

Vacationing at Home Part 2! A Photo Collage

acationing at home, part 2! View from our hotel Mont Blanc! View of the Alps on one side... ...and the Jura mountains on the other! Apple orchards Tiramisu! What kind of hotel was it? It was the Bowling Hotel! The younger one's first time bowling! He had a blast! On another day, we went back to the old cemetery in Celigny Richard Burton rests here Oops. Extra shot of some nearby fields It was a rainy day! Alistair Maclean also rests here Gorgeous! What kinds of fun places are in your neighbourhood?

Vacationing at Home...and Baking! A Photo Collage

acationing at home means... Ice cream! Lobster dinners with friends! Bread baking! Knitting! And getting out in the vineyards on sunny days (which have been rare this summer, sadly, compared with previous summers). View from our balcony View from/through a house up on the hill Local beer! My landlady's roses! Donkeys up the road! Flamingoes at the Botanical Gardens in Geneva Back to the donkeys! Hay bale! Back to the balcony Vineyards Cake! Baking no-knead bread, from the Gimme Some Oven recipe Making flatbread with the dough that didn't rise... My first perfect loaf! It's adorable! Here's the cake from above, pre-slicing Crinkle cookies. They tasted great but didn't look right (it's too hot and humid to be baking these; I'll have to wait for winter!) My view while donating blood Second perfect loaf! And third! Swiss flag for Swiss National Day and English plates for Yorkshire Day! Back to the vineyards Cake! made from a mix