And it is November! I hope we can start a barbecue this month, but I tell you all about that. Can’t believe it! 2020 is almost over, a year to forget. But of course it is not that far yet. What have I done last week!
*The featured photo is also when we cycled in our area, but with so much better and warm weather! I wish we were 6 months further.
Let’s throw a barbecue!
Well nothing special of course. At least I worked out of course. Facetimed with a friend. Been busy with some collaborations. And Gerben and I are thinking of changing a few things outside under our canapy. So that we can invite friends for a drink and a snack in winter. When the time comes, I’ll show it!
Gerben is under the spell of barbecueing. He has a colleague who barbecued at competition level, internationally, and Gerben is infected by the barbecue virus. I’m fine with it, bring all that food through! Gerben’s birthday is on November 14 and then he wants a barbecue with which he can do more than the ones we have now. Making pizzas for example. Ha, maybe we have winter barbecues! That would be fun!
Wine in the afternoon……pffff
On Saturday I went cycling with Denise for an hour. On the way back we drove past friends’ house and we lingered there. Just emptied a bottle of wine with the four of us. Well I have to say that alcohol in the afternoon never works that great for me, not for my friends either. Let’s say we felt it pretty good. It was only a few minutes to cycle home, but I was pretty wobbly on the bicycle. Ah, for once that’s okay, Denise and I had a lot of fun on our way back home.
Gerben was busy outside with a heater and roller blinds! It’s going to look so nice. I am not that keen on inviting people at home, with all the infections, but outside feels okay to me. So I hope we can invite friends in a few weeks. And start some winter barbecues!
Worked out on Sunday because I hadn’t done that on Saturday. And fiddle a bit outside the house. And in the evening Gerben cooked again. Our favorite dish, stew with Hasselbach potatoes, stewed pears with walnuts and Roquefort. We had a wonderfully relaxed weekend.
I had to call the doctor yesterday because my entire forehead and eyes are covered with the rash. The itching makes me crazy. I was much less concerned about that last year. It comes from the maintenance antibiotics. So annoying. But I assume I will get something for it! I hope you all have a great week!
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I hope you can swing the winter barbecues. We have been reading that people are 20 times more likely to catch the virus inside than outside. Pretty steep difference. I’m sorry your antibiotics are disagreeing with you. I hope you get some relief soon. Love the photos of your kitties!
Thanks Michelle, we just don’t feel comfortable with inviting people inside!
I don’t have the stomach for alcohol in the afternoons too. The cycle ride back would have been fun! I’m sorry the antibiotics are acting up. Hope you feel better soon.
It was fun, thanks!
I think outdoor barbecues in winter are going to be big – lots of articles about how to do it! We never have barbecues in the summer, our garden’s a bit too small. But I think it would be fun provided there was warmth from a firepit and lots of layers of clothes, and hot toddies!
And wine….wine helps to get warmer haha. Thanks Gail.
While we will grill outside in the winter (under our deck) it gets much too cold with the wind whipping off the lake to actually eat out there. Best of luck with your outdoor set up!
Thank you, we have to experience if it will be to cold!
I love that your husband is into barbecuing. Why not do it in November? Your Mainecoon cat is so pretty. We have one and he’s 22 years old!
A Mainecoon who is 22 years old?? How is that possible?
All this food makes me wish you and Gerben lived closer!!
Hahah, that would be fun!
I haven’t tried cycling in a skirt nor with a lil wine in me lol! My husband is really into grilling/barbecuing lately which has been pretty nice: less cooking for me!
Indeed Mireille, bring the bbq on! Cycling with wine in you is not a good idea, I tell you that!. lol.
What’s it with men and barbecuing, eh? Well, at least Gerben also does “normal” cooking too, unlike a lot of men who are keen on doing barbecue but cannot even boil and egg, so to speak :-))
By the sound of it, your outside area under the canopy will be a sight to behold. I’d rather not have people visiting the house either. We can only invite one person – and always the same one – anyway.
I do hope you’ll be rid of that pesky itch soon.
Stay safe, Nancy xxx
Haha, yes Gerben cooks very good! I don’t mind that bbq thing. But indeed, what is it with men and bbq? It’s some hormone that sets free when bbq ing I guess, lol.
So good you are still enjoying some outdoor activity. Hope you get rid of that rash and awful itch. That would send me crazy!
How do you think I feel? Lol! Thanks Yvonne!
Your kitties are so adorable Nancy.
I hope that rash is taken care of soon…that’s awful.
Thanks, I hope so too. I called the lung specialist and they are going to search for another alternative!
We’ve been chatting with our friends who have yards about setting up a tent or awning, and adding some heaters. We are only allowed our “Safe Six” in our houses – people we are semi-bubbled with. It’s a bit confusing!
Your cats are so lovely! I just want to snuggle them.
I do that all the time! Yes, we can now have one in house. And outside none I believe, but it isn’t finished yet, so we will see when it’s ready!
I love this post, Nancy! And it’s better that Gerben has the barbecue virus rather than the corona virus! (I am sorry, I just couldn’t resist that little play on words!) I hope you were able to get something for your rash. Thanks for linking!
Hahaha, yes indeed! Oh I tell you about that next Throwback Tuesday!