Sunday, 8 August 2010

My lodger

My friend's daughter starts a nursing degree in Cambridge in September but had to leave her flat at the beginning of August leaving her without a place to stay. And so we offered her Joe's room until she moves in to her new accommodation. Since moving in a week ago, she has stayed out all night as often as she has come home, she never lets us know if she'll be in or out, especially for meals and when she is here she eats as much as the boys... and has seconds! In fact, it's a lot like having Joe* at home!

But it is great fun having another girl around the house, especially like last night when Stewart's Kirsty came up from London to join us for a meal... there was a lot of laughter!

In particular in reference to the puddings I made (Summer berry jelly and white chocolate pannacotta from August Delicious magazine)... you wouldn't believe the number of wobbly boobie jokes!

* Joe called yesterday morning and they are now in China... apparently heading off to see "a load of soldiers made from clay"... I guess that would be the Terracotta Army then?

16 comments:

  1. Oh to be young again ,laughed at the clay soldiers !quite an understatement ..love Jan

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  2. Oh Joe. That is along the lines of my then 13 yo niece being seriously underwhelmed by the 'bunch of rocks' that is Stonehenge.

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  3. i love Joe's comment - priceless!!!

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  4. The joys of youth! ;o) That pud does look delicious!

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  5. Don't you just love it when people come and they eat...... I mean, really EAT! Lucky, lucky young man to be seeing the terracotta army....... his comment is priceless!

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  6. Joe's comment is fabulous! And that pudding looks delicious - although I can understand their point of view! Lucy x

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  7. Naughty girl, not to be more considerate - she's letting her mum down as well as you. Glad you are having fun though and I think I might be tempted to eat you out of house and home - your food always looks so delicious. Boobie pud - yum! One day in the future Joe will boast that he saw the Terracotta Army and remember it's proper title.

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  8. Hmmmmmmmm, we have a teenage daughter (the older two are boys) and it is now nearing 2pm on a Sunday afternoon .......... ???? The dessert looks wonderful!!!

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  9. I was just the same when I was in 'digs'. Unfortunately, my landlady wasn't as accommodating as you are.

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  10. Just a thimbleful....

    When William was 7 we took him to the Tower of London, crown jewels, ravens etc. He told his mother the best bit was when grandma sat on a melted Twix bar and got chocolate on her bottom.....

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  11. Very gourmet dessert! And I now think they should officially rename the Terracotta Army. K x

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  12. Youngsters can really come up with some doosies. I'm looking forward to find out if Joe enjoyed it. Have a wonderful week. And, yes that treat looks delicious!

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  13. Ha -- sounds like kids are just the same in England as they are here. Lucky you to have a girl around -- it must be heaven after boys LOL!

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  14. Loving that wobbly jelly and your sons description of the terracotta army - that did make me giggle :-)

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  15. lovely to have some girly giggles over a wobbly pud!

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  16. The pudding looks lovely bet you all enjoyed it. I would love to see the Terracotta Army lucky lad

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