Thursday, May 10, 2007
Last night I took Ian out to Star Anise - a restaurant we haven't been to before. Have always meant to go for a special occasion but have just not done so. It wasn't cheap by any means but well worth it and for a very good cause. Ian has worked so hard for me on the book - I think he is pretty pleased now but I am not really sure how excited he was when I first threw it at him. Probably a number of nights when he wasn't snoring but wide awake wondering. We chose a Montepulciano red which was glorious and brought back memories of the last time we stayed in Tuscany at Pietrifitta near San Gimignano and did a trip to Montepulciano.
This is Ian's dessert - licorice icecream with pavlova. A very different interpretation of the pav we know so well. (You know - the one invented in Christchurch). I had the three mandarins - well three different interpretations. Highly recommend.
The book isn't ready yet - the cover people are working on the cover. Tomorrow.....
I have decided to enrol in the Generations digititwise course and received the first modue today - I am pleased to say I worked through it easily and will stitch out my daisy tomorrow. I really don't like being so disciplined but it has been a good revision and I have learnt a few new tricks I had either ignored previously or forgotten. I want to use the programme more effectively as I like it.
I also managed to almost finish another little cushion/pillow for the Shiva stik article. Progress is being made. And the garland? Well I am gathering ideas.....