At Paolo’s

Actually this is Mamma Mia’s in Salaya but the place owes a lot to Paolo’s personality. He’s a great host. For a month, Andy and I noshed on the Antipasto Italiano but today we decided to move on. We ordered the Mamma Mia Salad with Italian Dressing, Salmon Spaghetti, and Mushroom Risotto–with our usual glass of house red. DSC04117

NaBloPoMo Day 2

Exactly one year ago in November I did NaNoWriMo while I was revising my dissertation. I needed to decompress so I wrote a novel. Now a lot of people would do others things but that’s what I did. I did get behind in my word count, and I remember riding in the train up to Laos and tapping out 5000 words on my laptop. This year I didn’t think I could write a novel again. A lot has changed in my life; I’m working again,  but I am pretty sure I can blog daily. I didn’t get off to a great start–I missed Day 1. I have a great excuse though…I was baking! I bought some fresh young coconut juice at the Suan Luang market in the morning and by afternoon, it was in a Young Coconut Lime Chiffon Cake.