Latest posts by Pentillie


Posted: 17/10/2013 at 21:08

Sister texted me earlier, Verdun - she was sitting on the cliffs near Bude, in warm sunshine, watching the ocean - just rubbing in the fact that she's there, and I'm here!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 19:16

Ice cream wasn't cheap KEF, but, oooooooooh the taste - just the best I've had 

Can't believe I've not bothered to go there before!

PG - my wife is getting clothes from daughter as She lost weight ( but hopefully she will get them back soon  )

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 16:07

Faith in human nature is restored! Went to my local farm, Lacey's at Studley Green in the Chilterns, where they have an award-winning herd of Guernsey cattle. I went to their farm shop, lovely old flintstone dairy building, and bought some home-made chocolate ice-cream ( Guernsey milk and Guernsey cream), and some full-cream milk. The shop also had cream, honey, jams and new-laid eggs - all produced on the farm, which is quite a large operation.

The reason for this post is that the shop is unmanned, and you simply write what you take in a big ledger, and put the appropriate money through a postbox in the wall ( there is also a big bowl full of small change should you need it!)

The stock must be worth a few hundred pounds, and I could have taken anything. I just love the fact that, in this gorgeous setting, the owners are happy to trust us all to do the right thing. Well done, all at the Farm!

Poached this morning!

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 15:56

Only have eggs for breakfast if I manage to buy locally new-laid - and they MUST be accompanied by loads of white pudding! Oh, just thinking about it.............!

Red Kites

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 15:47

At Studley Green, high in the Chilterns this lunchtime, and driving down the road I was surrounded by red kites, swooping 20 to 30 feet above me! Further along, I spotted an obviously serious photographer who had put some food in a field, and there were over 60 kites diving around, trying to get at their lunch - very reminiscent of gulls going berserk in St. Ives,when it's lunchtime and everyone is eating pasties!

I'm sure you know, Jim, that in India the kites are commonly referred to as 'sh..e hawks'

Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:16

Sorry to hear of latest development Tea drinker - best wishes for the future.

This Forum is becoming very odd lately. Time to sit back and think about it.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:11

Where are some of the missing Forum contributors, especially Frank ( palaisglide)?

Movember- Any gardeners taking part

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:19

Beam me up Scotty - I must go to Barcelona 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:21

With all the worries about my Daughter's health, gardening is the very best therapy for me. I suppose painting and drawing come close as once I start a picture I lose myself to the real world, but in the garden, once you work out what's to be done, you can dig, water,slash and burn, to your hearts content, and just empty your mind of all worries for a little while.

Poached this morning!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 11:49

Greek yoghurt, Greek honey - reminds me of holidays! - followed by bacon,eggs and Irish black pudding ( food of the Gods)....................then off out into the garden!

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