Tuesday, 5 July 2016

FAMILY, FOOD and TENNIS ..........


Have been staying with my sister .....



 ..... while our husbands gallivanted around France in the Morgan !! 



They did bring home some globe artichokes ..... yum ..... and, while they were away, stuffing themselves with all things deliciously French, we stuffed ourselves with lobster tails, brown shrimps and asparagus !!!! Anything they can do, we can do better !!!!



Am now stuck to the sofa watching Wimbledon ..... strawberries and cream anyone ?!!

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It's a hard life !!!!!


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images 1 & 2: via me. image 3: via smashing online


Jackie

34 comments:

  1. It sounds like a film... careering around France in a Morgan, crikey!
    Bet they're having a ball. Mind you so are you two, ha ha! ;))

    Hugs Jane x

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    1. My brother-in-law has always had a vintage car Jane ..... they both go on their little trip most years while my sister and I eat and drink ourselves silly !!!! XXXX

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  2. Oh how lovely!
    I'm currently watching the Williams sister on TV.
    Wish I had some strawberries and ice cream - I will have to settle for a popsicle! :) xoxo

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    1. A popsicle is just as good Carol !! XXXX

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  3. Exactly as life should be Jackie. Live and let live. The boys enjoy themselves and the girls enjoy themselves. xxxxxxxxx

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  4. Hello Jacqueline,

    This sounds marvellous and a break from routine is often good for the soul. I love the luxurious choices for of seafood. I will be happy to join you for strawberry and ice cream.
    Continued joy as the week progresses.

    Helenxx

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    1. Hi Helen ...... a break from the norm, no matter where it is, is always good, isn't it ?
      I'm watching Wimbledon as I type so I'm still enjoying myself !! XXXX

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  5. Enjoy life Darling.....love Wimbledon .....happy summer love Ria x

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    1. I am enjoying life, Wimbledon and the Summer Ria !!!!
      Happy Summer to you. XXXX

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  6. That does sound like a wonderful way to spend summer.

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    1. It certainly is Donna ..... hope that you are enjoying your Summer as well. XXXX

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  7. Some people have all the luck - but sounds like you made the most of your man-free time. The strawberries in my garden are going mad this year - only watched a few games but what I have seen has been very exciting.

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    1. A bit of man-free time is good sometimes, isn't it Elaine { and, I'm sure that they are glad to get rid of us for a while too !!!! } Enjoy your strawberries ! XXXX

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  8. What fun to enjoy some "sister time"!
    While the boys played you enjoyed one another with some food treats too!
    Kind of fun to have some "man-free" days isn't it!

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    1. It's no bad thing to have a few man-free days sometimes, is it Lynne ?!!! ..... and, I'm sure that they are glad to get rid of us for a while too !!!! XXXX

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  9. Lady Magnon watched Venus, whilst I waited (in the pool) for the tour. I must buy some artichokes.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing Froome get on with his challenge ....... a
      watched Cav win yesterday and don his green jersey !!! Enjoy the artichokes ...... lots of butter !! XXXX

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  10. When I was in my twenties, I had a friend who owned a Morgan, and very proud of it he was. He was forever tinkering with it to soup up the performance. "Anything they can do, we can do better" Quite right too!

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    1. My brother-in-law has always loved vintage cars ..... he did have a red Morgan but the blue one is new..... he doesn't have to tinker with it as it is pretty feisty . He did take me out in it when they got back and it's very fast.
      .... and yes, my sister and I certainly kept up with the boys !!!! XXXX

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  11. Missed you but glad to know you have been enjoying the good life with your sis while the guys are away!
    Bob's just been away for several days to New Hampshire with his older brother - it's become an annual trip - they go to their boyhood town to celebrate Independence Day on the 4th, and Bob's birthday on the 5th, with baseball and beers! I've been close to home following a major surgery a few weeks ago. . . . but I'll be traveling again soon. Can't keep we old gals down, haha!!!!

    Happy summer days Jackie - Mary x

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    1. Hope tht you are recovering nicely Mary ....... it isn't as easy as we get older, is it ?!!
      It was lovely to spend time with my sister and I think that the men like to get away sometimes too, don't you ?
      I hope that you feel stonger everyday Mary and that you will be back to 100% very soon. Much love. XXXX

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  12. Hi Jackie, thanks for leaving a lovely message, cheered me up as soon as I read it. Talking about you and your sis eating yourselves silly...why ever not? I'm doing the same as I lost a load of weight whilst I was having the operation. Even managing supper and snacks mid afternoon, it's great! I too love asparagus alas it doesn't love me tho, sheesh...goes brilliantly with lobster tails yummy!

    Hugs Jackie, enjoy the final's!!
    Jane xx

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    1. Dear Jane,
      Hope that you are feeling better and recovering well ...... you need a few steak and kidney pies to fatten you up !!!! I'm sure that it can't be fun, recovering from an operation, but at least you can eat and eat and eat !!!!
      Take care Jane and hope you feel better each day. XXXX

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  13. Did you see Bradley Cooper & hug him for me?
    sending you an email with some pics

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    1. Hi Marsha,
      I did see Bradley .... he always seems to manage to be here around Wimbledon time ...... he obviosly plans it that way !!!!!
      I haven't received your email yet but you have probably been busy ..... I shall look out for it !!
      Hope things are OK on the stalker front ! XXXX

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  14. I hope you had a great time and that you out-did the husbands on the 'fun scale'!
    All my sister's and I do when we get together is eat and play cards. Have you ever tried to play a decent hand of cards while stuffing your face? I swear I gain five pounds every time they come :))) I absolutely love your posts my dear!!! Can it really be eight years that we've been blogging together??? It's been such a joy for me to know you dear Jackie!
    Sending lots of love your way...

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    1. Hi June ...... had a lovely break at my sisters and a break from our husbands !!!! haha
      .... and, it must be about 8 years since I found your blog .... maybe a bit longer !!!! Scary, isn't it ?!! ..... it has been a joy to know you too June ..... your blog is so beautiful and inspiring and I have learnt so much from you.
      Here's to another 8 years June !!! Lots of love. XXXX

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  15. It is nice to let the men go to do their own thing sometimes. But what I think is so nice is to see what a lovely bondage you two sisters have - what treasure!
    Thank you Jackie for the warm welcome at Rachel's :)
    Greetings Maria xxx

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    1. Hi Maria ..... lovely to see you back in Blogland and I hope that you are feeling better everyday.
      My sister lives a couple of hours drive away .... if she lived nearer I'd be popping in everday !!!!
      Take care of yourself Maria .XXXX

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  16. My granddaughter just discovered artichokes, at her aunt's table. I think they may go on her shopping list.

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    1. Hi Joanne and thanks so much for leaving a comment ...... we LOVE artichokes however they come .... fresh or in a jar !! Good on your granddaughter !! XXXX

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