I am incredibly fortunate to have married a lovely person, and a fabulous cook, which has led me to become a little lazy when it comes to sharing duties in the kitchen.
My excuse your honour, is that there is no way I would live up to the incredibly high standards of Denise…. But I have been playing a little more in the kitchen just recently.
There’s still no way I can compete with D’s culinary skills, but this evening a opened a bottle of wine (all great chef’s cook with wine don’t they?); set some music going and started reading Mary Berry’s fab recipe book.
I opted for cannelloni, with baked stuffed mushrooms, and some garlic bread.
I thought we had all the ingredients, but because we’re away traveling soon, Denise made some use it up soup. Anyway, our lovely neighbour Jules donated a carrot and away I went.
I really enjoyed the time, chopping this and stirring that, with the odd glug of wine (no wine was needed for the recipe – lol), and the meal was pretty decent.
We had our golf cancelled today as the course was waterlogged at Orchardleigh and the course was closed.
We managed to get a round in at West Wilts (a great course with lovely views) and we also got round with just a few minor showers.
It got me thinking about the crazy situation with global weather. Droughts in Zimbabwe, terrible bush fires in Australia, floods in the UK.
Wouldn’t it be great if everywhere got some rain overnight and sunshine during the day.
Humans technological advancements over the last few centuries has been extraordinary. Is there climate interference by states? Is it just down to climate change due to carbon emissions? Sorry, I don’t have the answer but it is very concerning.
My heart goes out to all those affected by the fires we see in Australia, and other disasters caused by extreme weather around the world. I wish we could export some of our rain to help our global brothers and sisters in other parts of the world.
Today’s image shows my dear step son being blessed by a rainbow…..
Today, my little boy turned 21. We spent some quality time together and went for a nice meal.
It’s strange to see our children grow into adults, making their way in this big bad world.
All we can do as parents is to guide, be good role models, be good listeners and allow them to develop.
To get a good job, generally you need to get good results in education; to drive a car you need to pass a tough driving test; and yet you have the responsibility of bringing up a young person for 18+ years with no training, no test and not even a remote control 🤣
AJ has made his way to 21, and we are very proud of his achievements. He will always be our little boy, but as a fully grown man we wish him well, happiness and health. Happy Birthday buddy.
An earlier post today, but I’m not going to say ‘early morning post’ for obvious reasons.
Anyway, this was my view when I took our 4 legged children for a walk this morning.
Some of you may have been aware that we were looking to sell our house. We had no luck, but our agents did find people that wanted to rent it, which led us to a mad scramble to Cornwall looking for a place of our own.
To cut a long story short, we failed in our mission to find somewhere with the things we currently enjoy, (like this beautiful view) so we have decided to stay where we are for a few more years.
I’m a great believer in fate, and sometimes in life the grass can seem greener somewhere else, but open your eyes and appreciate what you have.