Archive for May, 2011


He’s quite a nervous pup, is our Marco.  His favourite hiding place is in amongst the cotoneaster.

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I’m feeling a little delicate today.  It was D’s sister’s Hen do yesterday.  There were quad bikes, there was a salsa lesson, there were tapas and there was sangria, champagne and wine.  It was fabulous but, man, am I suffering for it today. Dinner had to be simple tonight.  And so it was. Taglietelle with [...]

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So, I’m calling this “broth” partly because I love the sound of the word, and partly because that’s what this soup (or variations of it) is called where I grew up in Aberdeenshire.  My family (originally from the Glasgow area) call this “homemade soup”.  One could make, lets say, carrot and coriander soup from scratch [...]

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There were a few months there where I wasn’t at home very often.  It’s our first year in our new home and my intention had been to build some raised beds to start growing my veggies once again. Assumed it was going to have to wait for another year until my lovely partner, D, took [...]

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Thank You

I’ve been utterly blown away by the kindness of others this year.  Thank you. Back very soon. x

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