So, who wants to help... to perpetuate the cellar?


#1501

Well, more time spent eating and less redecorating / rebuilding, for starters.


#1502

They are indeed - particularly the automatic ones. Ours, rather to our surprise, gets pretty much daily use


#1503

Well, there is that: but I like explosions.


#1504

teeheeheeheehee

#1505

deep joy


#1506

One phonecall down, just waiting for the Nurse now
Carinthia.xx


#1507

Brilliant! I’m sorry that you had to endure all of that in order to tell us, Fishers, but Mr Bee and I loved your account. Bravo!

We drove 10 miles, there and back, to a place where we could tempt birds to feed right in front of the car. We offered birdseed, peanuts and walnuts and the birds attended and entertained us, forra good while. I must say that I think it’ll take a lot of getting-used-to while we can’t feed our own garden birds. We’ve created a dependency and I am genuinely saddened by letting them down.

Soo xx


#1508

Nurse 'phoned at 4-30pm, & I went to the surgery at 5-15pm to collect me prescription. She came down with it at 5-25pm, so I had enuff time to get it filled across the road, & collect my other stuff.
The poor woman was supposed to finish at 4pm.

Smoked Haddock Florentine tonight, when me wax has melted

Liberates Pitcher

Carinthia.xx


#1509

B came round and helped me get going on the front of the jumper

The orang’s body is done and his head started

This knitting into the front and back of a stitch is gurt fun!


#1510

You must let us have that recipe, dahling.


#1511

That will involve thinking, Gus, which may be a problem ATM… :wink:

Not even sure that I have spelled it correctly

Carinthia.xx


#1512

Sorry, dear Chatelaine; I should have exercised self-restraint (but when has that ever stopped me, eh?). I hope you enjoy your supper. Smoked haddock is a great good thing.


#1513

Presumably Haddock Florentine has a big haddock in your right hand and a smaller one in your left?


#1514

This version has 3 ‘plugs’ of defrosted spinach on the bottom of the dish, undyed smoked haddock flaked on top & then a layer of cheesy garlic mash on top.

Oh, & plenty of butter…

I sometimes add eggs too, but I know you aren’t always keen

Carinthia.xx


#1515

snork!, Sparrer. But I wouldn’t provoke a Chatelaine I believed to be armed with not one but two haddock. Not without some form of protective headgear, anyway.


#1516

You wouldn’t believe the number of times I made eggs florentine (spinach, eggs, mornay business). For a very elderly neighbour, years ago. I made her suppers, did her washing, picked her up of the floor many many times and dealt with the consequences of her having been on it for a while, if you get my drift, kicked arses at the doctors, at social services, etc. And when she died, I got a whole load of sniffiness from various ‘friends’ of hers who hadn’t done a tap for not going to the funeral. Because I had no babysitter and the child was at a horrible stage and would no doubt have drowned out the service with tantrums.

Sorry. Bit of a rant there. ‘Florentine’ set off a train of thought. Ethel very kindly gave me her mother’s Mrs Beeton. I treasure it.


#1517

Don’t apologise, Gus
We recognise the scenario

An MLer Elseboard made eggs florentine most days for her poorly husband umpty years ago, & hasn’t been able to look at them since he died, over 20 years ago.

Me wax is melting

Me wine is chilling

Onwards & Upwards

Carinthia.xx


#1518

Ye have me fancying florentine eggses now

And rants are justified Gus dear

Point me at anyone upsetting my mates and I will make my mates smile as I sit upon them

I defy them to upset anyone once I have sat upon them!


#1519

My brother once tried to kill me by sitting on me - well he put a cushion on my face and sat on that. He was three at the time.

He’s quite a decent sort of chap now.


#1520

A useful mirror image for one of my secret scenarios, Gus. Sympathy, from yer bee.
Soo xx