The private memories and confessions of a justified spiv

Yeah you know who's meant by this title! Our tiny - here since Tuesday - Milo! His arrival can be summarized in three words: veni, vidi, vici! He was just company for our beloved Henry and now he is everywhere!!! He destroys everything, he eats everything, Henry isn't fast enough most of the time, he … Continue reading The private memories and confessions of a justified spiv

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A Caucus-Race and a long tail

Hi out there, here are some new pictures of Milo which I have to share (proud cat-Mum)...btw look at the beautiful fabric of the cat bed....it has all chapters of Alice in Wonderland on it.... Oh and so it's time for a book recommendation: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking glasses... Full … Continue reading A Caucus-Race and a long tail

Through the claret glass – a tale of empty stomachs, a death star and a little hedgehog

Here is a synopsis of our holidays....short, confusing and rather disjointed. I want to start with the menu, it was delicious as always but at the same time too much as always... Starter: Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail with Parmesan Shortbread (a Nigella Lawson recipe) Main dishes: saddle of venison with potato-mushroom crust, red cabbage and red … Continue reading Through the claret glass – a tale of empty stomachs, a death star and a little hedgehog

Hail to the cook and may the fork be with you!

Today's post's just about cooking as I promised.... Our Pentecost dinner was a mixture of Greek, Turkish and Northern African food: The decoration was opulent with gold but at the same time not overdone. In the evening I served home-made simit (Turkish sesame yeast rings), I made them rather small, not as they are usually … Continue reading Hail to the cook and may the fork be with you!

The ancient dressed truth about fairy tales with an ominous taste of banana

Hi out there! I hope you have better weather than we have here at the moment, it's kinda cold November rain and not Welcome Summer warm and sunny. Our plants all have to wait inside because it's too cold for them to stay outside during the night... So I stay inside myself without a chance to … Continue reading The ancient dressed truth about fairy tales with an ominous taste of banana

The curious incident of the bunny in the Easter-time

I know I'm not really blogging a lot the last weeks...maybe I get more time and a clearer head in the future.... But here's a short review on our Easter weekend, starting with Good Friday and our Meatless dinner: I made a Pasta with mussels and squid 1 glass fish stock 200 ml white wine … Continue reading The curious incident of the bunny in the Easter-time

He was facing half the Turkish army, armed only with a small piece of cutlery…

Who was facing what???? That's a quote from the TV series 'Black Adder' from 1982 - no, I'm not that old đŸ™‚ - which is one of my all-time favorites on TV, very clever and extremely funny jokes about British History and Literature..everybody loves Rowan Atkinson's 'Mr. Bean', but in my opinion 'Black Adder' is … Continue reading He was facing half the Turkish army, armed only with a small piece of cutlery…