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first frost

November 6, 2012

Today it was minus 3 degrees centigrade when I got up and there was frost on the ground and on the shed roof and on the picnic bench. The sun was out and it all looked pretty, but I couldn’t linger long enough to really admire it as I had to go to Bristol – to Locality‘s annual conference. This  meant catching the 7.50 train, but there is something very satisfying about watching the sun melt the frost across the land as you speed past cocooned in a heated train carriage.

The conference was interesting, but I think pitched at people who weren’t me. The food was pitched at me though – elegant, little, white, square bowls of tempting delicacies such as mushroom stroganoff  with a puff pastry accompaniment, mozzarella and tomato salad, mini fish and chips, smoked salmon and tomato wraps (and some meaty things I avoided) followed by tiny cherry bakewells with delicious crisp pastry, fruit salad in wine glasses (not that easy to eat if you are standing up and have the glass balanced on a plate, but I struggled on) and bite sized pains au chocolate. That’s what I call a proper buffet lunch.

I also had time for a little mooch around the shops in Bristol – I haven’t been to Broadmead shopping centre since they revamped it. It’s a bit shiny and expensive looking  now.

No photos of the food –  I couldn’t hold a camera and a plate and a conversation all at the same time – so here’s a picture of Rella sitting on a fence during  a walk with a great view that she and I went on yesterday. Dartmoor’s in the distance.

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  1. petit4chocolatier permalink
    November 8, 2012 12:59 am

    I miss not living in the northeast. I use to look forward to the first frost.

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