Friday, May 31, 2013

Today in my Life o' Reilly

6:45 a.m.: Meditation

7:15: Grab first herbal tea of the day -- four air-pots of herbal brew available all day, as are giant baskets of fruit.

7:30: yoga class

9:00: Breakfast, including homemade bread, pastry, oranges next to the juicer, coffee...

10:30: Excursion, in which we saw the Mediterranean:


… and ate a marvelous lunch in a beautiful place, but no one thought to photograph the place or the food (sorry comrade!) because we were too busy digging in to things like vegetable paté with gorgonzola sauce, and codfish delicately battered (the batter included squid ink) and fried, and spinach linguini with fennel sauce all accompanied by local wine and prosecco for the drinkers, an pugliese bread for everyone… so no, no pictures. Just a great big food happy.  I did, however, take a couple of pictures in the town, featuring geraniums...


...and a basket full of kittens.


(Why they chose the basket with the cactus, I cannot say; perhaps cats from this region simply want you to know how ganster they are.)

4:30: Nap

6:00: Restorative yoga

7:30: Dinner (could we really eat any more? It seems we could), followed by two hours of conversation over more herbal tea.  And now here I am, reporting back to you.

8 comments:

Contingent Cassandra said...

Looks lovely!

One of my cats used to rub against the rosebushes. I think she had the distance calibrated so they gave her a pleasant rather than painful scratch. Still, it's not where I would choose to assemble my family.

Comradde PhysioProffe said...

Pictures of food, motherfucker! No excuses!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I was there at Easter! Recognized the geraniums and the cats - I've never seen so many anywhere else in Italy, and so many are the light gray like the one in the photo.

Comrade Physioprof said...

We're gonna try the blackberry bourbon fizz tonight!! I'll post some pictures and let you know how it tastes.

Historiann said...

Can I just say how envious I am of you? And if I didn't like you so much & know that you deserve this, that I'd really hate you?

Enjoy!

Comradde PhysioProffe said...

Sorry, we ended up not making the cocktail.

Dr. S said...

I forgot to say before when I saw this: I love the Mediterranean in part because it's so gorgeous it makes all photographs of it look FAKED.

I hope you're having an even more marvelous time now.

standrewslynx said...

...Sounds alright.