Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:28
Clari - I have always found that birds take less from feeders in August. Nothing to do with cats. More a function of plentiful food in the wild - seeds, berries, insects........... It'll pick up again in autumn but in the meantime, just put out small amounts to keep them interested and help any youngsters or old birds having difficulties.
Smelly lamb has been consumed and it was delish. Recipe from a series Jane Grigson did for the Observer in the 80s on great women chefs of Britain. She did a series on regional recipes too and one of my all time favourite desserts is Charter pudding from East Anglia. I can post the recipes if you like.
My maternal grandparents were Glasgow Scots/Irish and Durham Irish/English. Both used scunnered as meaning disappointed - expressed in less polite terms from the Scottish contingent - but I also know other, younger Scots who use it to mean cream crackered. My partenal grandparents were Geordie Plymouth Brethren so a match made in heaven - NOT!
Still not watching athletics but pleased Team GB is doing well.