OK – so what’s been happening in Eleuthera this week ? The answer is not a lot ! I know that you were just thinking – oh great – lots of news on the bustling island – but the truth is as you actually know – that this is a very quiet time here. So you get to hear about curry night at Colman Towers and what we have been watching courtesy of a very efficient VPN !
As you know I am huge fan of curry – Indian , Thai, Malay , fusion – you name it and I’ll eat it. So as it is quiet here we decided to invite a few friends who also enjoy curry for a night at our house. I spend Friday night cooking a chicken curry – always better the next day – and then Saturday making a cauliflower and potato curry and a mushroom and tomato one. I also made a tasty onion tomato and cilantro salad to eat with the poppadoms we bought the other week in Fort Lauderdale.
My sister Jane had bought over a good few jars of the different pastes that I use as a base so away I went …..
It was great ! – I have said it before and I’ll say it again – I never understand people who enjoy cooking food but then say – oh I’ve been cooking all day – I don’t fancy it myself ! Ha – not me at all …. I tucked in just as well as everybody else.
Our dining room is a warehouse again right now after the shopping trip to Florida so it was plates of curry lounging on the sofa – informal as it comes !
A great night with good friends and music courtesy of Amazon’s Alexa – I do love being able to say ‘ Alexa – play a Barry White selection, or Abba or anyone else that pops into someone’s head …..
We have been watching a brilliant BBC TV series called Saving Lives at Sea. It is about the rescues that the Royal National Lifeboat Institution undertake in the seas around the coast of the UK. All of the volunteers wear a head cam – so they are filming what is happening every time they go out – it is riveting and exhausting to watch – but we love it…… They show incredible bravery and there is not a week that goes by when I don’t have to wipe away a few tears.
I also love the Who Do You Think You Are series. Up to now we have watched the British ones – even though after being here for 14 years we don’t actually really know who half the people are – but it a great way to see some well documented history as well as the personal side too. For those of you who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about it is about tracing the family tree of various celebrities. Clearly some are more interesting than others – but it is often good entertainment. Plus I have just discovered a series of Australian ones on Youtube.
Well I told you I was scraping the barrel this week – what we have been eating and watching on TV – is anybody still awake out there ? hello ? anybody there ?????