Sunday, 6 January 2013

Quiet time



Not from the garden of course, but I couldn't wait.


Delighted to see that my new knives make the perfect
fish scale impressions in mashed potato.


It might be Japanese,
or it might be YouTube.

11 comments:

  1. Dying to buy some daffs here.

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  2. Oh yes, I want daffodils too, and spring and sunshine....

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  3. If that was a fish pie then you have brought together two of my favourite things! Thank you- Jane xx

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  4. Just like last year, daffodils have been in full bloom since before Christmas here, at the side of a main road. Very odd.

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  5. I agree, and I also couldn't wait. I thought I'd bought daffs but they turn out to be jonquils, and whatever they are they last so much better than the anemones I have been taking out mortgages to purchase over the last couple of months. Also, the burst of yellow is so cheering in these dark days.

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    1. I hope your fever is abating. You need flowers to cheer you in a sick room. Nurse can take them out and put them on the landing at night.

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    2. Oh yes! I'd forgotten about that rule. Why was it that you had to remove the flowers at night? Did they suck all the oxygen out of the air? Or did they swish silently across the room on their leaves and suck the very air out of the patients' noses? (As you can see, the fever's still winning.)

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  6. That image of the mobile flowers reminds me of a story called Marianne Dreams which gave me nightmares when I was a child, especially when I was ill. Did you ever read it?

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  7. Yes! Marianne Dreams I do indeed remember. Very frightening indeed. Almost as bad, in its way, as 'The Haunting of Hill House' (Shirley Jackson) which takes the biscuit as the most terrifying book I have ever read.

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