The Last Family Meal Together

義弟夫婦と姪は、7時ごろに空港に向かい、もうすぐ機上の人になります。家を出る前に少しだけ早めの夕食をするということだったので、サラダを3種類と生ハムやチョリソやチーズと一緒に軽いものにしました。

My brother-in-law, his wife and their daughter left for the airport around 7.00pm.  I guess they will be on the plane soon.  They wanted to have something light before leaving home, so I made 3 salads and served with some Parma Ham, Chorizo and cheese.

 

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クスクスサラダ。

Couscous Salad.

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人参とオレンジとアーモンドのサラダ、ミントとシナモンを加えています。

Carrot, orange & almond salad.  I add a little mint and cinnamon.

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ポテト、赤玉ねぎ、コーニションのサラダ。3品とも、ドレッシングはレモン汁と塩胡椒とオリーブオイルを少なめに入れてシンプルに仕上げています。

Potato, red onion and cornicione salad.  The dressing is basically the same for all 3 salads, very simple with lemon juice, salt, pepper and just a little bit of olive oil.

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2週間いたとはいえ、途中で1週間マレーシアに行っていたのでわたしたちが一緒だったのは1週間弱といったところ。夫はお誕生日を家族でお祝いできて嬉しそうでしたし、日中はほぼ別行動でしたが食事をしながらあれこれおしゃべりする時間はとても楽しかったです。今年はイギリスも猛暑ですが、シンガポールのように家にプールがあるという環境の人は少ないので時間があるとプールでのんびりしたり、ベランダで本を読んだり、わたしは苦手な暑さを楽しんでいる様子でしたし、昔住んでいたところなのでブリティシュクラブでランチをして昔を懐かしんだりもして楽しい滞在だったようでした。わたしたちがシンガポールにいる間にもう1度遊びに来れると良いのですが。

義理の家族と仲睦まじく過ごすことが出来るのは、とても幸せなことだと思います。

Although they were here for 2 weeks, they were in Malaysia for 1 week of that so it was only 1 week that they spent with us..  My husband was very happy that his birthday was celebrated with a larger family. Although we didn’t spend the day together, we spent most of the evenings together and it was lovely to chat while we had dinners.  They are having a long heat wave in England this year so it’ll be hot for them when they get home but they won’t have a pool to relax at so they seem to have been enjoying the time at the pool relaxing or sitting on the balcony reading – in this hot and humid weather that I dislike!  They lived here many years ago so they also had some nostalgic time visiting the British Club.  I hope they’ll be able to visit us again before we move to the UK.

I feel very lucky that I’m able to actually enjoy spending time with my in-laws.

 

 

 

 

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