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The Weekend that Was

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Lots of beach time this weekend.With the weather in the high 20s/low 30s, it was the best thing to do. The waves were really high today, and my son rated them, with a thumbs up, or down,....
He hovered around the surfers, and made surf moves. I need to get him a toy surfboard.

Playing with his chum.

And there was cooking and baking, the following of which I brought for my father's birthday party.

Jamie Oliver's Caprese salad.

Mediterranean Salad with mandarine dressing.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Looks like another good time!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    It was a long, tiring but nice day, fb. Now, to face the week ahead; take care.

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Happy Birthday to your Dad. Great pictures, LOVE the beach!

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Hey, happy birthday to your Dad - I love it that he has loads of colourful bags around him, it's like a kids party. We should all be kids again on our birthdays :)
    Ah the waves...I miss that already!

  1. Blogger Sonia said:

    Hi Cathy, Happy Birthday to your Dad!
    Love all pictures!
    Have a good week!

  1. Blogger sophie said:

    What a terrific weekend!
    Happy birthday to your Dad!

  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:


  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Happy Birthday to your dad from me as well.

    The beaches don't look as congested as they do round here. Must not be hot enough in CA.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank You :)

    Welcome back!
    My dad is like a big kid. :)

    Sonia, Sophie and Dr. Deb; Thank you.

    It's funny how no one else apprears in the photos. The beach was actually quite full of people. Somehow they all avoided my camera. They were all bathing on the sand, I guess, and scared to touch the cold water. All my photos point towards the water! I'll take a picture of the people next time.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Happy B-lated Bday to your dad Cathy!

    Beach, Sun, Food, and a birthday..What could be better :)

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Happy Birthday, Cathy's Dad!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    happy birthday Cathy's daddy.
    (he looks very excited with his presents!)
    i'd love to try your salads. Especially the Mediterranean salad with mandarine dressing.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    You're right; Nothing!

    I'm sure he would thank you ;)

    He was very excited (and it wasn't just because of too much wine, either; that's how he is!)...He had just opened a new shirt from my sister; a Deutschland t-shirt; the only man I know who can get such a thrill from a shirt.

    The salads were o.k.; but nothing too great; I prefered the mandarine one, but only because the caprese salad made me have nightmares last night; I dreamt about it and then awoke with a tummy-ache. Mr.C had to go searching through the bathroom and medicine drawers looking for some gravol and came back with dramamine (Sp.?)...it's a sea-sickness medication. I had to take one to make me feel better!!! So now I know...caprese salad makes me sea sick.

    You must be up very late or way too early, my dear. I hope you're not having insomnia.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Looks like a beautiful Summers day :o)

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  1. Blogger Ben said:

    Your Dad looks like he's just about to say

    "Just what I always wanted"

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Your dad is so cute! He looks like he is having a really good time at his party.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Damn, there is food porn everywhere I go these days.

    Yummy, yummy, yummy, salads. I recently picked up the Book of Coffee (guess what that one's about?), Kate Aitken's Canadian Cookbook, a reprint of a 40's-50's Canadian cookbook (the old ways are often still the best ways), and Cocina Nueva, a Spanish recipe book. I'm going to have fun in my kitchen soon.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Oops... and belated happy b-day to your father!

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    Great photos - the first one made me feel very wistful for the beach. The Inasalata Caprese just made me feel hungry.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    low 30's? at the beach? omg...that's way too cold. it's been in the 100's here!

    great salads and your dad is so cute! ;)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank you all for your nice comments.
    I am swimming. With work, with kids, literally, in the ocean..I'll be around to visit your blogs when I get the chance.

    And Vani; that's 30 Celsius (not Fahrenheit) :)

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    What glorious beach photos.
    Hope your dad had a wonderful birthday, and your dishes look amazing ... my mouth is watering.
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger missy said:

    I love the photo of your sun and the waves! Glad to hear that you had a great weekend. I have spent the whole weekend unpacking and then trawling the net for a flat. I found one I liked... so fingers crossed, it's still available today!

  1. Blogger green eyed girl on planet earth said:

    great pics , really nice but I really really like thone of your DAD , I can picture him as a small child opening a present with that same look , priceless :}

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Salads look yummy, maybe abit too healthy.

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