On display in Florida.

Ailsa’s travel theme, “On Display,” was still in my mind, when we went out and about yesterday. I had been busy unpacking our cases for most of the morning, trying to find space for all the ‘stuff’ we’d carted with us. One of the items, was a little Lladro fairy bell, which is the other half of a pair. I’d brought the boy pixie over the last time we came, and he’s had to wait six months to see his girlfriend again, as I only had one custom-made box to put him in. Anyway, they’re reunited at last, on display in my bedroom, so I can stop feeling guilty. 🙂

On our travels, we stopped in at ‘Whole Foods’ to get some groceries. Love this store, as everything looks so fresh and healthy.

One thing I really enjoy about being here, is that I can buy fresh berries all the time, and in nice big boxes, too. This is something I really miss when we go back to South Africa, as we don’t get many blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and when we do, they’re in tiny little 125g packs, which are eaten in no time at all.

Outside, was a very cute pumpkin display for Halloween.

Home Depot was our next stop, to look for ideas for our kitchen revamp. A really helpful lady by the name of Jamesetta, gave us loads of literature, and arranged for someone to visit next week to discuss the design. I’m very excited about this, as it will mean all new appliances, and it will be great to have an oven that actually works. 🙂 The one that came with the house, is original, and I think the thermostat stopped functioning years ago, which makes it impossible for me to even bake one of my cheesecakes. 😦

On the way out, we went to have a look for an orchid, but although there were a myriad to choose from,

We didn’t buy one, as they were all fully in flower, and I prefer buds which will come out over time.

Also on display were these gorgeous little red cacti.

On the drive home, the sky displayed signs of imminent rain, which we had overnight, together with thunder and lightning.

One of our neighbours told us that it has rained every day since we left here in April. No wonder the grass is so green.

Today we have to drop off the rental car at Palm Beach International airport, which means that I have to follow on behind in our car. This will be my first time driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road since we arrived. Wish me luck, 🙂

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Diners and a bunny, on display

Ailsa’s travel challenge, “On display,” could be interpreted in many ways, and when we arrived at the restaurant on Friday night, I thought how these diners inside were really on display, to the passersby.

The decor inside was really lovely, with beautiful artworks displayed on the walls.

The wine we ordered, was from a local Sussex vineyard, and was extremely good.

My sister-in-law and I had a great catch-up on all our news.

The food was absolutely ‘to die for’, and when it came to dessert, the maitre d’ told us of a speciality of the house, which they called “Dragons’ Whiskers.” He explained it as banana, split in two and sandwiched with red bean paste, covered in angel hair noodles, and deep-fried, a bit like the Greek ‘Kataifi’. I wasn’t too sure about the red bean paste, but he made it sound so delicious, that we all ordered it. It  came with delicious vanilla ice cream and strawberry coulis, and every mouthful was an absolute delight.

Earlier in the evening, we had been at SiL’s house for a glass of wine and a chat. She showed us a little concertina which someone had given her. it was really just to display as an ornament, but she found that it would actually play. When she started to make really weird noises with it, Luca her gorgeous black poodle, decided to sing along. It was hilarious.

Something else we saw on display in the garden, earlier in the day, was this cute little bunny rabbit,

More family are due to arrive for lunch at any moment, so I’d better go and put the cream, raspberry and kiwi fruit topping on my cheesecake. Have a great Sunday, everyone., and don’t forget to check out other entries for the theme.