A Good Day All Round

It was a perfectly blissful, blowy and sunny Sunday today. After all animals were fed and watered, I decided to make some bread – a rustic granary for me and a white for him. I haven’t had much practise in bread making however, whilst the kitchen was tidy and bright in the morning sun, I felt…

Laden Cloud, Leaden Sky

  My intentions were good. After work, I wanted to steal the last of the day’s light to go for a walk.  I was all togged up but the Halloween sky was threatening an apocalyptic downpour. The walk was aborted. Laden Cloud, Leaden Sky Heavily laden clouds burgeoning and lumbering, Over bruised heather headlands Protruding…

Menopause

I was sitting on a wall at four years old when I heard my mother mention ‘the change’ to Granny.  Of course I hadn’t the faintest idea what they were talking about but the conversation wasn’t for young ears – I knew by their intonation; words uttered in ventriloquy followed by a knowing nod.  When…

La Moutarde

Whether it is because of the scorching hot summer or the current fashion trend, I am not entirely sure but I have noticed that the island, in her autumn finery, is less russet and gold and more Dijon mustard. Calling for some heart-warming soup! Broccoli, Stilton and Djion Mustard Soup Ingredients: A small red onion…