Monthly Archives: December 2010

Napa

We went to the new Farmers Market in downtown Napa.  A bit like the Ferry Building in San Francisco with lots of yummy places to eat, a spice shop and a cheese place.  Walking through the town I noticed some … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in San Francisco

We drove up to the city and checked into the Hotel Adagio.  It was a bit cold and windy but we walked down to Union Square, took a photo of the Christmas tree and then back to the hotel to … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Bill had the day off so we went to Santa Cruz for the afternoon.  We walked around the shops, I bought a lovely antique cocktail shaker in the shape of a hand bell!  Had a cocktail (mad about saffron) at … Continue reading

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The Total Lunar Eclipse

Lucky for us the lunar eclipse wasn’t at an ungodly hour!  It started about 10.30pm and finished around 12.30am.  A bit of cloud at the beginning but it then cleared and we could easily see the red of the moon.  … Continue reading

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Hello world!

My first post! The Xmas cake that remains is much smaller than this!

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Cheesemas Party

We had our annual cheese and wine party, or Cheesemas, on Saturday.  Tradition is that everyone brings an unusual cheese.  We had St Germaine champagne cocktails to start.  I made Spanish tortilla as well as Christmas cake.  The Telegraph recipe … Continue reading

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Sarah and Tommy’s, Los Angeles

We arrived in LA at 6am from Bogota!! We had arranged to drive to Donald & Henny’s in Dana Point.  They’d had a party the previous night so everyone was still asleep but we tiptoed up to their roof deck … Continue reading

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Bogota

One more night in Bogota on our return from Pereira.  This time we stayed in the North of the city in the upscale area in the Cite Hotel.

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Zona Cafeteria

We stayed on a coffee ‘finca’ or farm for 2 nights in the Zona Cafetera.  Pereira is in an active seismic zone and last big earthquake was in 1999. We flew from Medellin to Pereira with Aires.  Mr Jaramillo collected … Continue reading

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