People time

I love sharing food… and yesterday we had a marvellous get-together that resulted in this lovely ‘pot luck’ spread:

A fine spread

A fine spread

We had an abundance of cheese (including my homemade ricotta and curds), lots of fresh bread and wonderful cooked dishes… quiche, vegetable bake, tortilla…. all delicious and shared with lovely people. Three years ago I co-taught a full permaculture design course here in west Wales, and yesterday about 2/3 of the original participants met up for lunch. Some people I haven’t seen for three years and some I bump into occasionally, but what a great time we had, all lubricated with masses or tea and coffee and accompanied by two dogs.

And despite having not been together as a group since 2012, everyone found lots to chat about. The Masterpiece also made an appearance (by special request) and was much admired (it wasn’t even an idea three years ago, and I was only just registering to do my Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, which inspired it).

Even the dogs admired the Masterpiece

Even the dogs admired the Masterpiece

You don’t need to meet up with true friends often, but it is really important to take the opportunity to see them when you get the chance. Here’s to many more shared meals and social gatherings… and outings for the Masterpiece!

 

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  1. What a spread of lovely food, !!! good company & The Masterpiece…..what a great way to pass the time πŸ™‚

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    • It felt like a bit of an indulgence… but today we planted soft fruit bushes, harvested potatoes and parsnips and spread compost around, so we had a bit of productivity this weekend too!

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  2. That’s a wonderful example of how shared food and good community make life better. A lovely post, gorgeous looking food and kudos on your cheese and that scrumptious masterpiece πŸ™‚

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  3. I love how everyone is so intently focused on your Masterpiece….they look like they’re taking in every inch of it…..I would! Delicious food, looks like you all had a wonderful day.

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  4. Perhaps it ought to be annual, rather than triennial? Especially as community is important in permaculture too, and you did, after all, get some jobs done as well.

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  5. I’m a little behind here. Is that a knit blanket there in the middle that you created. I don’t see all that well so have to ask. Pot lucks are fun and the companionship is the best part. I love having dogs around. Fuzzy hugs are the best.

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  6. What a fun post. I love seeing “our” masterpiece. πŸ˜€

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  7. Makes me hungry just looking at the lovely spread on your table, it’s always fun to share food in this way and nice to stay in touch with friends.

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