Friday 27 February 2009

Happy Birthday

After a bit of judicious pruning of privet, choisya and pittosporum
 the sun shone in through the 
utility room window directly onto my recipe books for the first time this year.

Birthday supper from Jamie at Home -
Roast Carrot and Avocado salad with orange and lemon dressing.
Good for the jet-lagged.

The moon tonight was a very thin crescent in the Western sky
 with Venus shining vertically above.
And then I remembered this from the dim and distant past.
Perry Como singing 'Catch a Falling Star'.


  1. Oh, I have own at least 8 of those cookbooks myself (there are a few I can't see), including the one where you got your delicious-looking salad-- Jamie at Home. My daughter has read Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson. I haven't, but I will someday. I also have some of the authors you have, but not the same books, like Tamasin Day-Lewis, for one.

    Whose birthday? Yours? If so, happy birthday!

    The moon at my house was beautiful, too, only, when I noticed it, it was low in the western sky, with Venus barely to the right of it. I meant to go back outside to attempt a photo, but I got busy with travel preparations.

    I'm enjoying your blog very much and have more to say, but I will have to say it later as I'm getting ready to load the car and leave for home.


  2. No, not mine, my husband's.
    I hope you had a happy trip home.
    I'm having a good time looking through both of your blogs too.