Sunday, 24 March 2019

Life starts here...

Pity the kids trapped in urban ghettos or parents too uptight to let their darlings catch a few germs. In my garden today, I lay on the grass endlessly fascinated by this:
Frog spawn. Photo copyright SvD.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Spring lambs

On my morning walk at the farm. How beautiful to see the Spring lambs. Their days are numbered of course but I respect the farmer's way of life.
Photo copyright SvD.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Sunday Supper

Instead of potatoes with everything, why not replace them with vegetables? This was our supper last night: roast duck served with a medley of roasted root vegetables (cauliflower, beetroot, garlic). Everything cooked in the oven while we argued over Scrabble. A shaving of Parmesan on the vegetables added another layer of flavour.
Photo copyright SvD.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Spring has sprung

The first lambs have been born, the birds are mating, the trees are coming into leaf.
Photo copyright SvD.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Discovering a new pub every weekend...

My paramour and I visit a different pub every weekend. If you want to experience the authentic British way of life, stop at a country pub. There's more to England than London. Country pubs are the local haunt to watch football, catch up with mates and just relax. Pubs can be hundreds of years old and offer a slice of our history where generations of proper blokes have been downing bitter in the winter and lager in the summer. If you're not a local, you'll stick out like a sore thumb (especialy if you order a latte and avocado on toast) but you'll always be welcomed with open arms. And if you misbehave, they'll stick you in the pillory.

Photos copyright  SvD.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Beautiful Padstow

If you haven't visited Cornwall, give it a go. Padstow is very bourgeois with lovely pubs, art galleries, restaurants, bakeries, a mecca for Rick Stein fans, and interesting bric-à-brac shops surrounding the harbour. Our two doggies had a whale of a time at the water's edge. Enjoy life. Live for today.