Merry Christmas!

On this Christmas Eve 2020, my first blogging Christmas, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you and a very merry Christmas to all my blog friends and visitors from around the world. I love you all (and I haven’t even started drinking yet!) and I really appreciate the support you’ve given me thisContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Patterns of life

Hi everyone. I took some interesting photos of patterns and shapes today, as a change from the trees and clouds of Windsor. You would have also had snaps of the hungry sparrows on my bird feeder except they were too fast for me and all I got was a blur. I hope you are allContinue reading “Patterns of life”

Mistletoe Thursday

Hello everyone. It’s been a good day. Do you like my mistletoe? I found loads of it on a tree at eye level. Usually it is in bundles right up at the top. I’m in a good and Christmassy mood. All shopping done online has turned up, no hassle. I just have a bit ofContinue reading “Mistletoe Thursday”

Ho Ho Ho-me made Grand Marnier

Hi Wafflers. This weekend has been all about the second stage of the Grand Marnier making. You may remember a month ago I started this project and the jar has been sitting in the bottom of my wardrobe, with me shaking it around a bit from time to time. This is how it looked likeContinue reading “Ho Ho Ho-me made Grand Marnier”

Trees without leaves

Hello. It occurs to me today that, in my humble opinion, trees without leaves are every bit as beautiful as those with autumn colour. What do you think? (And did you spot the bird at the top of this one? Lots of birds sitting in trees today). These were all taken this afternoon on myContinue reading “Trees without leaves”

Fish Risotto

Hi Wafflers. How are you? I’m feeling quite tired but happy. Last night I cooked this fish risotto. It was really delicious. I would happily gobble up another plateful of it right now, but there’s none left. For tonight we are having an M & S ready made lasagne with petits pois, which is justContinue reading “Fish Risotto”

Lamb chops champvallon

I cannot tell you how delicious this smells. It has infused the whole house as it has been cooking in the slow cooker all day. It’s from the DK Slow Cook Book, my favourite slow cooker cookbook. I’ve not made this recipe before, and I haven’t had lamb chops for a very long time. BasicallyContinue reading “Lamb chops champvallon”

Thursday’s Waffle

There is fresh air in my garden, for the first time in days. Inside the house is still quite sweaty and muggy. At least work in the office should be a bit more pleasant and productive tomorrow. I wonder what you’ve all been up to? Having fun I hope. I had fun last night outContinue reading “Thursday’s Waffle”

Thai red curry, the Great fig experiment and other Windsor Waffle

Tonight I’m making baked Thai red curry, from this book my friend Pat gave to me. Happy Birthday to Pat today by the way! Still young at heart I’m sure xx I’ve made the red curry paste and smeared it all over two chicken breasts and left it to marinate a bit. All that remainsContinue reading “Thai red curry, the Great fig experiment and other Windsor Waffle”

Fish pie and my new cook books

Hello there. This is my fish pie from last night, and very nice it was too. I make this fish pie from time to time. First I make a basic white sauce on the hob, then I add a packet of mixed raw fish, in my case from Ocado, and a few herbs, dried orContinue reading “Fish pie and my new cook books”