Fine Dining on the Patio

My morning was taken up with a routine appointment followed by a brief visit to the supermarket to pick up the ingredients for evening dinner. The day was gloriously sunny so I spent my afternoon sitting in my garden reading with a break now and then to peg washing on the line and take it down when it had dried.

When the sun puts its hat on it would be rude not to take the opportunity to dine on the patio, our first opportunity together this year. I was able to dine out yesterday, but that was alone (Mr C was travelling). Although I wasn’t quite alone, as dusk fell a small bat joined me in the garden and at one point it was low to the ground near to the seat opposite where I was sitting on the patio.

Nature is wonderful :-)

Lemon Fish with Caper Yoghurt Sauce

No Comments CherryPie on Apr 20th 2018

Reach for the Moon

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 19th 2018

After a couple of weeks of misty mornings and rain, more reminiscent of autumn than spring, the sun put its hat on and came out to play. This gave us our first opportunity of the year to sit on the patio as the sun set and the moon rose.

Patio Days

Patio Days

Patio Days

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 18th 2018

Chiesa di Santo Stefano

Santo Stefano is a Catholic church and former cathedral on the island of CapriItaly. Dedicated to Saint Stephen, it is the principal house of worship in the town of Capri.[1] The religious complex was built around the Piazza Umberto Isquare in the seventeenth century. The archbishop’s palace is now used as the town hall (“Municipio”).[2] Santo Stefano and Chiesa di San Costanzo are the island’s two oldest churches.[3]

Chiesa di Santo Stefano

This was the church where inadvertently, I almost ended up attending the service.

When we arrived in the square, we found that the Cathedral (Cathedral of Santo Stefano) which had been closed when we first arrived in Capri, was now open. We ventured inside for a quick look before we made our way back to the harbour for the ferry.

It is a beautiful church and, after sitting for quiet reflection, I arose and took in some of the features of the church. For some reason I was drawn into a side passage, at the end of which was a large silver bust in a showcase. I continued into the passageway, which I would describe as showing Christian artifacts. I paused looking into an open room to find a gentleman standing there. He picked up a white garment and for a moment I thought he was looking at  me and then I realised that he was holding a fascia and he handed it to a priest that had quite silently arrived behind me.

The gentleman then engaged me in conversation, asking me if I liked the church and where had I come from before politely saying goodbye. I realised that a church service was due to start and as I turned to make my way out of the passageway I noticed that the gentleman that had been speaking to me was carrying an incense thurible into the main body of the church. I left the church quietly, noticing that now there were many people seated quietly ready for the service as tourists were still pouring in through the entrance with their cameras in hand.

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 16th 2018

Look for a lovely thing and you will find it,
It is not far -
It never will be far.

Sara Teasdale

A Thing of Beauty

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 15th 2018

Travelling to Capri

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 14th 2018

Radio Tele Capri

Radio Tele Capri

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2018

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