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  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh yes the queues! I recall wasting many, many hours in a queue. I mean it was nice but there were pastries to be eaten…

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh yes the queues! I recall wasting many, many hours in a queue. I mean it was nice but there were pastries to be eaten…

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh yes the queues! I recall wasting many, many hours in a queue. I mean it was nice but there were pastries to be eaten…

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh yes the queues! I recall wasting many, many hours in a queue. I mean it was nice but there were pastries to be eaten…

  5. L-Izzle

    I sincerely hope that I will get to meet this young man when he visits. I very much like the idea of having a friend with a plane.

  6. L-Izzle

    I sincerely hope that I will get to meet this young man when he visits. I very much like the idea of having a friend with a plane.

  7. L-Izzle

    I sincerely hope that I will get to meet this young man when he visits. I very much like the idea of having a friend with a plane.

  8. L-Izzle

    I sincerely hope that I will get to meet this young man when he visits. I very much like the idea of having a friend with a plane.

  9. Vaala ◪

    Ooo, exciting story!! Well, you know what I mean :). Quite glad I stayed up late and decided to surf the net instead of getting a good nights sleep before having to be at training in, um, 6 hours (if I don’t think about it, perhaps it won’t be so bad…?). Those lentils and tofu look good…pity you couldn’t really get them for breakfast at the hotel.

    Right, now I really should go to bed…

  10. Vaala ◪

    Ooo, exciting story!! Well, you know what I mean :). Quite glad I stayed up late and decided to surf the net instead of getting a good nights sleep before having to be at training in, um, 6 hours (if I don’t think about it, perhaps it won’t be so bad…?). Those lentils and tofu look good…pity you couldn’t really get them for breakfast at the hotel.

    Right, now I really should go to bed…

  11. Vaala ◪

    Ooo, exciting story!! Well, you know what I mean :). Quite glad I stayed up late and decided to surf the net instead of getting a good nights sleep before having to be at training in, um, 6 hours (if I don’t think about it, perhaps it won’t be so bad…?). Those lentils and tofu look good…pity you couldn’t really get them for breakfast at the hotel.

    Right, now I really should go to bed…

  12. Vaala ◪

    Ooo, exciting story!! Well, you know what I mean :). Quite glad I stayed up late and decided to surf the net instead of getting a good nights sleep before having to be at training in, um, 6 hours (if I don’t think about it, perhaps it won’t be so bad…?). Those lentils and tofu look good…pity you couldn’t really get them for breakfast at the hotel.

    Right, now I really should go to bed…

  13. Simply Life

    wow, what a beautiful view- even with the chilly air I can feel through the picture! 🙂

  14. Simply Life

    wow, what a beautiful view- even with the chilly air I can feel through the picture! 🙂

  15. Simply Life

    wow, what a beautiful view- even with the chilly air I can feel through the picture! 🙂

  16. Simply Life

    wow, what a beautiful view- even with the chilly air I can feel through the picture! 🙂

  17. Johanna

    well the eiffel tower left me cold in more ways than one – I felt like I was too high up to see anything of interest and couldn’t see one of the main landmarks – the eiffel tower – hence my preference for the view from the notre dame – but maybe if I had had a triumphant glass of wine after the tour eiffel I would have thought differently

  18. Johanna

    well the eiffel tower left me cold in more ways than one – I felt like I was too high up to see anything of interest and couldn’t see one of the main landmarks – the eiffel tower – hence my preference for the view from the notre dame – but maybe if I had had a triumphant glass of wine after the tour eiffel I would have thought differently

  19. Johanna

    well the eiffel tower left me cold in more ways than one – I felt like I was too high up to see anything of interest and couldn’t see one of the main landmarks – the eiffel tower – hence my preference for the view from the notre dame – but maybe if I had had a triumphant glass of wine after the tour eiffel I would have thought differently

  20. Johanna

    well the eiffel tower left me cold in more ways than one – I felt like I was too high up to see anything of interest and couldn’t see one of the main landmarks – the eiffel tower – hence my preference for the view from the notre dame – but maybe if I had had a triumphant glass of wine after the tour eiffel I would have thought differently

  21. whisperinggums

    Very glad you added “lucky people” to food devotees cos, you know, food devotees aren’t the only people who form connections over the ‘net. We bookies do too, and we meet said other bookies when we travel. Only thing is, we meet in a lovely bookshop holding our Jane Austen (or whatever) in our hands to identify ourselves.

  22. whisperinggums

    Very glad you added “lucky people” to food devotees cos, you know, food devotees aren’t the only people who form connections over the ‘net. We bookies do too, and we meet said other bookies when we travel. Only thing is, we meet in a lovely bookshop holding our Jane Austen (or whatever) in our hands to identify ourselves.

  23. whisperinggums

    Very glad you added “lucky people” to food devotees cos, you know, food devotees aren’t the only people who form connections over the ‘net. We bookies do too, and we meet said other bookies when we travel. Only thing is, we meet in a lovely bookshop holding our Jane Austen (or whatever) in our hands to identify ourselves.

  24. whisperinggums

    Very glad you added “lucky people” to food devotees cos, you know, food devotees aren’t the only people who form connections over the ‘net. We bookies do too, and we meet said other bookies when we travel. Only thing is, we meet in a lovely bookshop holding our Jane Austen (or whatever) in our hands to identify ourselves.

  25. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I can’t believe it took you that long! How awful! But I so know what you mean about the winds whipping around that thing. But the views, oh, those views…
    Snuggling ‘n smoking, my oh my! But truly, it sounds like a great adventure. Now, where is this pilot boy from, exactly? Can he drop by and pick me up on his way to you?

  26. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I can’t believe it took you that long! How awful! But I so know what you mean about the winds whipping around that thing. But the views, oh, those views…
    Snuggling ‘n smoking, my oh my! But truly, it sounds like a great adventure. Now, where is this pilot boy from, exactly? Can he drop by and pick me up on his way to you?

  27. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I can’t believe it took you that long! How awful! But I so know what you mean about the winds whipping around that thing. But the views, oh, those views…
    Snuggling ‘n smoking, my oh my! But truly, it sounds like a great adventure. Now, where is this pilot boy from, exactly? Can he drop by and pick me up on his way to you?

  28. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I can’t believe it took you that long! How awful! But I so know what you mean about the winds whipping around that thing. But the views, oh, those views…
    Snuggling ‘n smoking, my oh my! But truly, it sounds like a great adventure. Now, where is this pilot boy from, exactly? Can he drop by and pick me up on his way to you?

  29. Kath Lockett

    I remember the infernal queues and you’re spot on about the penguin shuffling required…. makes me wonder if love affairs have ever started that way….?

  30. Kath Lockett

    I remember the infernal queues and you’re spot on about the penguin shuffling required…. makes me wonder if love affairs have ever started that way….?

  31. Kath Lockett

    I remember the infernal queues and you’re spot on about the penguin shuffling required…. makes me wonder if love affairs have ever started that way….?

  32. Kath Lockett

    I remember the infernal queues and you’re spot on about the penguin shuffling required…. makes me wonder if love affairs have ever started that way….?

  33. Hannah

    Lorraine: And that’s why I made sure I had special sustenance when I lined up for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence 😀

    L-Izzle: Don’t we all?

    Vaala: Oh heavens, I hope your training session went well! Thanks for staying up and reading 😀 Sleep well tonight!!

    Simply Life: It really was so very, very, chilly.

    Johanna: Actually, I meant to say in this post that I preferred the Notre Dame view! There were no gargoyles at the Eiffel Tower, just scaffolding. Boo.

    Whisperinggums: Well Ms Proofreader, the logical connection/pattern to be read there is that “food devotees” refers to PH, and the “lucky people” to the meeting people. See the sequence? But now I have to ask – have you ever actually done that Jane Austen book-holding thing??

    Amber: It would have taken less time to walk the stairs, but sadly my toe couldn’t withstand that! But shhhh, no one’s meant to know that part 😉 I’ve just checked out a map and it would be a bit of a detour for him, but I could ask 😀

    Kath: I think the constant harassment for money from Bosnian refugees and tacky souveneir sellers might get in the way!

    1. whisperinggums

      Yes, of course … in fact last time was at the Railway Station when I was picking up a guest speaker, but I have done it meeting a blog friend too.

      1. Hannah

        What does Mr Gums have to say about you picking up strangers in railway stations?

  34. Hannah

    Lorraine: And that’s why I made sure I had special sustenance when I lined up for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence 😀

    L-Izzle: Don’t we all?

    Vaala: Oh heavens, I hope your training session went well! Thanks for staying up and reading 😀 Sleep well tonight!!

    Simply Life: It really was so very, very, chilly.

    Johanna: Actually, I meant to say in this post that I preferred the Notre Dame view! There were no gargoyles at the Eiffel Tower, just scaffolding. Boo.

    Whisperinggums: Well Ms Proofreader, the logical connection/pattern to be read there is that “food devotees” refers to PH, and the “lucky people” to the meeting people. See the sequence? But now I have to ask – have you ever actually done that Jane Austen book-holding thing??

    Amber: It would have taken less time to walk the stairs, but sadly my toe couldn’t withstand that! But shhhh, no one’s meant to know that part 😉 I’ve just checked out a map and it would be a bit of a detour for him, but I could ask 😀

    Kath: I think the constant harassment for money from Bosnian refugees and tacky souveneir sellers might get in the way!

    1. whisperinggums

      Yes, of course … in fact last time was at the Railway Station when I was picking up a guest speaker, but I have done it meeting a blog friend too.

      1. Hannah

        What does Mr Gums have to say about you picking up strangers in railway stations?

  35. Hannah

    Lorraine: And that’s why I made sure I had special sustenance when I lined up for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence 😀

    L-Izzle: Don’t we all?

    Vaala: Oh heavens, I hope your training session went well! Thanks for staying up and reading 😀 Sleep well tonight!!

    Simply Life: It really was so very, very, chilly.

    Johanna: Actually, I meant to say in this post that I preferred the Notre Dame view! There were no gargoyles at the Eiffel Tower, just scaffolding. Boo.

    Whisperinggums: Well Ms Proofreader, the logical connection/pattern to be read there is that “food devotees” refers to PH, and the “lucky people” to the meeting people. See the sequence? But now I have to ask – have you ever actually done that Jane Austen book-holding thing??

    Amber: It would have taken less time to walk the stairs, but sadly my toe couldn’t withstand that! But shhhh, no one’s meant to know that part 😉 I’ve just checked out a map and it would be a bit of a detour for him, but I could ask 😀

    Kath: I think the constant harassment for money from Bosnian refugees and tacky souveneir sellers might get in the way!

    1. whisperinggums

      Yes, of course … in fact last time was at the Railway Station when I was picking up a guest speaker, but I have done it meeting a blog friend too.

      1. Hannah

        What does Mr Gums have to say about you picking up strangers in railway stations?

  36. Hannah

    Lorraine: And that’s why I made sure I had special sustenance when I lined up for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence 😀

    L-Izzle: Don’t we all?

    Vaala: Oh heavens, I hope your training session went well! Thanks for staying up and reading 😀 Sleep well tonight!!

    Simply Life: It really was so very, very, chilly.

    Johanna: Actually, I meant to say in this post that I preferred the Notre Dame view! There were no gargoyles at the Eiffel Tower, just scaffolding. Boo.

    Whisperinggums: Well Ms Proofreader, the logical connection/pattern to be read there is that “food devotees” refers to PH, and the “lucky people” to the meeting people. See the sequence? But now I have to ask – have you ever actually done that Jane Austen book-holding thing??

    Amber: It would have taken less time to walk the stairs, but sadly my toe couldn’t withstand that! But shhhh, no one’s meant to know that part 😉 I’ve just checked out a map and it would be a bit of a detour for him, but I could ask 😀

    Kath: I think the constant harassment for money from Bosnian refugees and tacky souveneir sellers might get in the way!

    1. whisperinggums

      Yes, of course … in fact last time was at the Railway Station when I was picking up a guest speaker, but I have done it meeting a blog friend too.

      1. Hannah

        What does Mr Gums have to say about you picking up strangers in railway stations?

  37. Tammy McLeod

    Your lentils really cracked me up!

  38. Tammy McLeod

    Your lentils really cracked me up!

  39. Tammy McLeod

    Your lentils really cracked me up!

  40. Tammy McLeod

    Your lentils really cracked me up!

  41. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Ooh a boy story! A piloty boy story!

    Love your breakfast admission. ’tis nothing to be ashamed about.

  42. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Ooh a boy story! A piloty boy story!

    Love your breakfast admission. ’tis nothing to be ashamed about.

  43. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Ooh a boy story! A piloty boy story!

    Love your breakfast admission. ’tis nothing to be ashamed about.

  44. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Ooh a boy story! A piloty boy story!

    Love your breakfast admission. ’tis nothing to be ashamed about.

  45. Hannah

    Tammy: Glad to be of service 😀

    Conor: The best kind of boy story, maybe? And I’m never ashamed about lentils 🙂

  46. Hannah

    Tammy: Glad to be of service 😀

    Conor: The best kind of boy story, maybe? And I’m never ashamed about lentils 🙂

  47. Hannah

    Tammy: Glad to be of service 😀

    Conor: The best kind of boy story, maybe? And I’m never ashamed about lentils 🙂

  48. Hannah

    Tammy: Glad to be of service 😀

    Conor: The best kind of boy story, maybe? And I’m never ashamed about lentils 🙂

  49. croquecamille

    Having been up the tower a number of times, I still contend that it’s best at night. (Though I understand why you didn’t want to run across town in the rain with your toe.)

    And in response to your twitter about eggplant, here’s something very delicious I like to make with it. http://croquecamille.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/nicks-provencal-eggplant/

    I never liked eggplant, either, but I desperately wanted to, so I kept making it and eating it, and now I love the stuff!

  50. croquecamille

    Having been up the tower a number of times, I still contend that it’s best at night. (Though I understand why you didn’t want to run across town in the rain with your toe.)

    And in response to your twitter about eggplant, here’s something very delicious I like to make with it. http://croquecamille.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/nicks-provencal-eggplant/

    I never liked eggplant, either, but I desperately wanted to, so I kept making it and eating it, and now I love the stuff!

  51. croquecamille

    Having been up the tower a number of times, I still contend that it’s best at night. (Though I understand why you didn’t want to run across town in the rain with your toe.)

    And in response to your twitter about eggplant, here’s something very delicious I like to make with it. http://croquecamille.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/nicks-provencal-eggplant/

    I never liked eggplant, either, but I desperately wanted to, so I kept making it and eating it, and now I love the stuff!

  52. croquecamille

    Having been up the tower a number of times, I still contend that it’s best at night. (Though I understand why you didn’t want to run across town in the rain with your toe.)

    And in response to your twitter about eggplant, here’s something very delicious I like to make with it. http://croquecamille.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/nicks-provencal-eggplant/

    I never liked eggplant, either, but I desperately wanted to, so I kept making it and eating it, and now I love the stuff!

  53. Hannah

    Thanks Camille! That looks scrumptious and I do like olives and rosemary. I’ve heard that baby eggplants don’t need salting/draining as they’re less bitter – do you think I could get away with skipping that step if I bought the little ones? And I had been holding out for a chance to see the Tower at night as you recommended, but in the end it was during the day or nothing…

  54. Hannah

    Thanks Camille! That looks scrumptious and I do like olives and rosemary. I’ve heard that baby eggplants don’t need salting/draining as they’re less bitter – do you think I could get away with skipping that step if I bought the little ones? And I had been holding out for a chance to see the Tower at night as you recommended, but in the end it was during the day or nothing…

  55. Hannah

    Thanks Camille! That looks scrumptious and I do like olives and rosemary. I’ve heard that baby eggplants don’t need salting/draining as they’re less bitter – do you think I could get away with skipping that step if I bought the little ones? And I had been holding out for a chance to see the Tower at night as you recommended, but in the end it was during the day or nothing…

  56. Hannah

    Thanks Camille! That looks scrumptious and I do like olives and rosemary. I’ve heard that baby eggplants don’t need salting/draining as they’re less bitter – do you think I could get away with skipping that step if I bought the little ones? And I had been holding out for a chance to see the Tower at night as you recommended, but in the end it was during the day or nothing…

  57. croquecamille

    Yes, I think you could. Or really, just a quick salting (I cooked some on Tuesday that I salted for about 10 minutes, and then pressed with a paper towel to absorb a bit of the water.

  58. croquecamille

    Yes, I think you could. Or really, just a quick salting (I cooked some on Tuesday that I salted for about 10 minutes, and then pressed with a paper towel to absorb a bit of the water.

  59. croquecamille

    Yes, I think you could. Or really, just a quick salting (I cooked some on Tuesday that I salted for about 10 minutes, and then pressed with a paper towel to absorb a bit of the water.

  60. croquecamille

    Yes, I think you could. Or really, just a quick salting (I cooked some on Tuesday that I salted for about 10 minutes, and then pressed with a paper towel to absorb a bit of the water.

  61. Hannah

    Camille: And once more, I thank you. Shall file this knowledge away for the future, as while I went to the shops with eggplant in mind today, I was sidetracked by brussels sprouts and a 50% off Lindt sale.

  62. Hannah

    Camille: And once more, I thank you. Shall file this knowledge away for the future, as while I went to the shops with eggplant in mind today, I was sidetracked by brussels sprouts and a 50% off Lindt sale.

  63. Hannah

    Camille: And once more, I thank you. Shall file this knowledge away for the future, as while I went to the shops with eggplant in mind today, I was sidetracked by brussels sprouts and a 50% off Lindt sale.

  64. Hannah

    Camille: And once more, I thank you. Shall file this knowledge away for the future, as while I went to the shops with eggplant in mind today, I was sidetracked by brussels sprouts and a 50% off Lindt sale.

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