Saturday, May 10, 2014

'Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first'.. tumbles and tarts!



Funny story... now! Yesterday in an attempt to capture some autumn colour I walked to a street not so far from where I live to take a few shots of the maple (?) trees before they lose their leaves altogether. Not content with these shots I started down a steep slope, caught my foot in a root hidden under the leaves and landed at the bottom faster and with way less dignity than I thought possible :) as I limped home, broken glasses but camera and humour intact I knew there was something waiting that would restore my equilibrium!


Earlier in the day I had a wonderful surprise.. arriving still warm from the kitchens of Cocoa Belle Cakes a Frangipane tart, the pastry equal to any that I've tasted on my visits to Paris..I don't feel the picture does it full justice but I think the fact that it's disappearing so speedily probably does :) Any patisserie that has the philosophy 'life is uncertain, eat dessert first' has to be a success, read how Cocoa Belle came about here, thanks Jess and thanks Dave, Courtney and beautiful Pax for such a délicieux surprise! Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...p.s. catch up today!




27 comments:

  1. I'm smiling as I imagine someone suddenly seeing you tumble out of the trees! Glad you had the tart to restore you. :-)

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  2. Ouch ouch ouch!

    Well, the tart looks to die for!

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  3. Yes, it does...and eating dessert first sounds like a brilliant idea!

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  4. We have a bakery that specializes in frangipane just down the street so I know how much you must have enjoyed this one. Sounds like you will need a good soak in a warm tub tonight, Grace!

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  5. If us former film photographers (sounds better than oldsters) eat more tarts and other desserts first and often, we develop extra padding to protect us from life's tumbles so dessert is not only good but necessary!

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  6. Here arrives the warm season :) Arianna

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  7. A wonderful post today, Grace. Breaking your glasses and still returning home with a smile? You are indeed Super Woman! You raised a thoughtful son, who also has excellent taste in gifts and food!

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  8. Lovely colours, and the leaves are good also.

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  9. Lucky girl! the tart looks delicious! You wouldn't want it to go stale, so dig in girl!
    Oh dear - the fall. I totally empathise. I experience almost exactly the same type of fall whilst out early one morning doing the intrepid-blogger-with-camera-poised thingie and BAM, WHAM up and down I went. Hard cement was thrown into the mix, but gosh this intrepid blogger saved CAM. Sounds like you did too. Priorities, priorities. Ah a special breed indeed. ;)

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  10. Hey! You are not my mother, but...Happy Mother's Day!

    Sorry you broke your glasses. The dangers of photography. Good you are all riight. The tart was a wonderful way to enjoy your day.

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  11. Sending you all kinds of healing love and concern!

    Thanks for the decadent sweet :-)


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral



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  12. What a lovely treat to hobble home to after such a tumble - I'm glad to hear the damage wasn't a whole lot worse but being without your glasses would surely cause difficulty! Take care Grace, Joy x

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  13. A great story with a tasty conclusion!!! Hope you have a surefooted weekend!!!

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  14. I'll have to seek out that frangipane place that RedPat speaks of.
    btw, that is not a maple leaf.

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  15. I love the colors of the leaves.

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  16. The things you do!!! Hope you are not too sore today. Enjoy the tart, you deserve it.

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  17. O what a post... from leaves to foot to mouth...Love the zaniness of it. And that tart looks so tempting.

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  18. Some bloggers do everything for a photo! Even lay down on the ground.

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  19. Sorry about your tumble, Grace! But hey! What a fantastic surprise when you returned home!

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  20. Lucky you didn't break any bones. I see you got your priorities correct. Save the camera first. Nice shots too. The tart makes my mouth water.

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  21. So sorry about the fall. I know how silly one can feel in those situations. I fell twice while I was in London last November. Once inside a museum when I totally missed the bottom step and the other time on the street when I tripped over something sticking up on the sidewalk. Strangers came to my rescue both time and probably laughed on their way home at how I was more worried about my camera than my knees.
    That tart looks absolutely smashing! I'm off to take your advice and have some ice cream for breakfast.

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  22. The tart looks delicious. Thank your blessings and EAT!

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  23. I have no idea how I missed this post yesterday except that google has been acting a tad weird this past week and I shouldn't be surprised!! But I am so sorry to hear of your fall, just glad there was no major injury and you haven't lost your sense of humor!!! Now that I'm caught up with this post, I can go enjoy your latest!! Take care!!

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  24. No one ever said it was easy being a dedicated photographer!

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your fall Grace. That can be very scary! I once fell down some steps while carrying my baby grandson (he's almost 10 now) and managed to break a bone in my foot because I was trying so hard so keep him from getting hurt. He was in his baby carrier and landed right side up next to me with a big grin on his face! He was fine, but I spent the next six weeks trying to recover.

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  26. I like the motto, although if I followed it I'd be as big as the Hindenburg! So sorry to hear about your accident. Fortunately, you came through it all right. It's amazing how fragile we are and how quickly some unforeseen problem can become a nightmare! Stay as cool as you are! And as funny!

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