Toad in the hole, mushroom and potato pie and glorious Cliveden

October Greetings. The toad in the hole turned out really nicely. Usually I wrap the sausages in streaky bacon but we didn’t have any this time. It really didn’t matter. It was gorgeous. For tonight I’m making Nigel Slater’s mushroom and potato pie which is a combination of garlic mushrooms, mashed potato and melted gruyèreContinue reading “Toad in the hole, mushroom and potato pie and glorious Cliveden”

Black Swan at Claremont Landscape Garden

Hi. This black swan yesterday was interesting. It came right up to me to pose for photos, what a show off! I saw it with another couple (of people) later opening up its wings, there were some white bits underneath its wings. Maybe it’s just been spray painted black on the outside. Ha ha! I’veContinue reading “Black Swan at Claremont Landscape Garden”

Day trip to Basildon Park

I was in a bit of a quandary just now, whether to tell you about the pictures in my home office as promised, or whether to tell you about our day trip today to Basildon Park. I’ve decided to go for the latter while it’s fresh in my mind, and you’ll get the pictures anotherContinue reading “Day trip to Basildon Park”

Day trip to Winkworth Arboretum and duck curry

Hello. As my ear drums and my brain fight for a bit of space competing with the rock guitar practice going on upstairs, I’ll tell you about my day. This morning we did a few jobs at home. I did my parents’ online food shopping and gave David a hair cut. He now chooses forContinue reading “Day trip to Winkworth Arboretum and duck curry”

Out for a walk

Hello and Happy Sunday to you all. Have you had a nice weekend? Been out to the pub on “Super Saturday” in the UK? Got your hair cut yet? For me, I’ve decided to take it slowly. I don’t feel like rushing back to pubs, restaurants or shops. I will probably get my hair cutContinue reading “Out for a walk”