Monday, May 25, 2009

Book Babes AGM

Went off to Nicki's cottage in Haliburton for the Book Babes AGM — a weekend full of my favourite things! Food, wine, books, laughter and time with friends.

We had great weather. The trilliums were out in full force. Unbelievably tall this year. They looked to be about 1 - 2 feet high. Masses of white with the occasional blush pink on the petals.

Hummingbirds everywhere.

The book was Late Nights On Air, so it was appropriate somehow the local radio DJ played a song dedicated to our group on Saturday afternoon.

Food all weekend was fabulous. 'Make Your Own' Pizzas, Nicki's fruit salads, Nicolette's waffles, Judi's selection of fruit & cheeses, Debra's ginger rice and shrimp, and Virginia's pork tenderloin (recipe for the marinade is a few cloves of garlic, 1/3 dijon mustard, 1/3 honey and 1/3 soy sauce). I made some socca. Everyone brought nice wine, and Louise treated us all to an Amerone. Sadly not all of us could make the AGM itself but everyone made their recommendations for books this coming year. The eclectic selection includes some nonfiction, a Pulitzer Prize winner, some light reads, a historical mystery and a book of short stories. It should provide some good conversation and a great excuse to get together in the months ahead.

Nicki also gave me some Lady's Mantle for my garden so I now hope to have a little bit of Haliburton in the backyard!

Coming back to a full day's work today I disrupted a morning meeting because my stomach was growling so much — not being fed on the hour like it had been all weekend.

God it's good to laugh so much! And so nice, just hanging out with the Book Babes.

1 comment:

Nicki BH said...

You have summed the weekend up so perfectly!!