Thursday, 24 November 2011

In the last two days I have....

Made the following:

2 Onion and cream quiches
2 Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts
1 courgette and cheddar cheese quiche
1 roasted squash and feta tart
1 feta, olive, basil and roasted tomato tart
1 baked risotto pie
1 salad of chickpeas in tamari and paprika, with a yoghurt and coriander dressing 
1 salad of lentils, beetroot and feta
30 mince pies 
and 24 breakfast bars

Oh and dished up 31 homemade wholemeal rolls.


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Bloody foxes!

Last night we lost Susan and Florence. 

The one night when I was away with the dogs we must have had a visit from a fox, for the first time as far as I am aware and I am devastated. My two favourite girls gone. According to my neighbour it was very noisy in the night and I really hope that the noise came from the three girls left and not the two gone, hopefully their end came quickly. 

Friday, 4 November 2011


14 years old - who said he wouldn't make his next birthday!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The last rose of summer

Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

'Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone.
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.
No flow'r of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes
Or give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee thou lone one
To pine on the stem,
Since the lovely are sleeping
Go sleep thou with them;
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o'er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow
When friendships decay,
And from loves' shining circle
The gems drop away!
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown
Oh! Who would inhabit
This bleak world alone? 

Sung by Deanna Durbin here