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Dianthus Rainbow Loveliness – a painting a day

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonaday.   size 5 in x 8 in 13cm x 20cm watercolour on heavy weight rag paper

Today was another family birthday, all day today little snippets of the day he was born jump in and out of focus. I look at where I held my hand against his and compared the size and then look across the table at his hand now.

Today’s flower is Dianthus Rainbow Loveliness a subtle beauty if ever there was one.

We went out at the request of both boys and tried the menu on a midweek special at one of the nearest chinese restaurants, the China Brasserie, the deal is that for £12 you can order as many dishes as you want but you will be charged extra for any leftover food . Now that is the kind of challenge my boys can get their feet under. It was a brilliant way to test the menu,we ordered ten starters, liking the crispy wontun so much we ordered it twice. They had wrapped a prawn in a piece of fine pastry, tied a knot and deep fried it, it was crisp and very delicate.

The best of the main dishes was the beef with ginger and spring onions which had that zing so often missing from chinese food these days. The last takeaway we had was from a bigger restaurant the Tai Kar and it nearly put us off Chinese food for ever…the chicken bang bang grated on your teeth from the granulated sugar in it -vile,vile,vile,the sauces smelt like school dinner gravy and were underseasoned.

Alison

#72 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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