Tuesday, November 06, 2007

a recipe for A Perfect Weekend

  • a nice and long saturday morning walk full of sun and flowering jacarandas
  • brunch of huevos rancheros with bacon (for him) and toasted bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon (for her) at a newly discovered restaurant with a lovely garden, impeccable service, and strongly brewed coffee
  • replacement of a newly purchased cheapo brand of fridge that was delivered without freon with a brand spanking new shiny white LG at no additional charge
  • grocery shopping to fill a new fridge with vegetables and cheese
  • a visit to a photography exhibit of one of the refugee camps in kenya
  • cold beers on the patio of the Stanley hotel on a hot afternoon with great convo and lots of laughs
  • dinner at a friend's house with homemade bruschetta, jokes about kenyan idiosyncracies, and chats about terrorism, immigration, and elections over good red wine
  • a sunday morning run to maintain the fitness, harvest the freckles, and try out the routes around the new homestead
  • collaborative kitchen efforts to make delicious omelettes and hashbrowns for a leisurely breakfast in the peace of the patio with oj and coffee refills
  • pedicures with two lovely ladies while sipping a capuccino that resulted in the reddest toes ever
  • sunday evening at the bowling alley with a canadian, a brit, a south african, a kiwi, and an american sipping tuskers while sporting the sexiest velcro shoes and marvelling at the canadian prowess on the lanes
  • gooey roast beef and tuna melts in the crisp evening air to round out the best nairobi weekend in a long time

5 comments:

kristen said...

sounds absolutely lovely.

Anonymous said...

lucky you! lucky him!
love mom xoxo

kels said...

oh lu....how you make me want to come live with you!
(ps yes i am a poet)

La Cabeza Grande said...

That's a recipe I'd bottle and sell! It sounds divine!

Riena said...

Ah, the simple things in life.