Thursday, 29 January 2015

Domestic Bliss

Midnight - Cats asleep © Llwyd 2015
The ginger female cat called Squeaky is 9yrs old and our black cat, Magic,
 is twelve years of age. The photo is slightly out of focus because 
I wasn’t wearing my spectacles.



I think it is time for a change of topic, as you all must be getting fairly bored with the ever tiresome politics of our world.


Snow is falling fast, to melt as soon as it touches the ground, small birds are at the feeders pecking at peanuts and a dozen others including robins, are on the path all stoking up on cous- cous.
Ms H was telling me this morning that in the back garden we now have
an almost resident hen pheasant who feeds there regularly along with a friendly thrush and jovial blackbirds.


In the field opposite, the ever wise yearlings/store cattle have taken temporary shelter under hedge and as soon as the storm abates they will return to strip grazing the pasture.


Inside: our forty year old Stanley cooker fuelled by Bord na Mona brickettes is giving out lots of heat and the Caframo fan is spinning madly away sending waves of hot air all around the room. 
Nevertheless I have on my old Malin-Head fleece sitting on top of an equally old denim shirt. I do appreciate the gentle warmth of 20C in the centuries old kitchen which is now our sitting room. 

Time now to put the kettle on for a pot of tea for two, why not step inside and join us? Don’t forget to bring biscuits.

25 comments:

  1. It is the domestic things that bring us comfort when the rest of the world seems to be insane.

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  2. Beautiful!! I wish I was there for tea and I would bring 'biscuits' (maybe some shortbread!?)

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    1. Carol, I can see that you know the way to a man's heart, shortbread works wonders you know !

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    1. Pat ! You have been living in Yorkshire too long :) for it is you the visitor that brings the biscuits (wink) x

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  4. We all need to spare time for "just being".
    Cake ok?

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    1. A home made Cherry cake would be very welcome Irene :)

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  5. Makes me yearn to be there with you both, such a wonderful way of life, we await May eagerly xx

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    1. Yes, being retired has great benefits and oh please don't forget to bring lots of cornish clotted cream with you x

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    2. Several tubs will be secreted in our case, they would go nicely with Granny Herons apple scones ;) x

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    3. APPLE Scones I have never known her to make any of them ?
      Plain scones, dried fruit scones but never apple.
      What have you been taking ?????

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    4. A long day with a slightly grumpy fledgling heron tends to make ones marbles break free! But rest assured any home baked goods would be gratefully received :) x

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    5. Apple scones sound rather interesting! Will have a go at making some.

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    6. Irene suggest you call them Snapdragon Scones eh' :)

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  6. Sounds idyllic :) I think the picture looks lovely slightly out of focus, it looks more like a painting xxx

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    1. Thank you Fran, that's a novel way of viewing the photo :)

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  7. Can I come and sit in your kitchen next week please? It sounds so cosy. We are having a new central heating system next week and the temperatures look terrible. I'll bring plenty of biscuits and some cat treats...:)

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    1. Certainly Suzie that's fine and you'll be very welcome especially if you bring the Master some clotted cream too :)

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  8. Sounds lovely. I'm going to bring some chocci bics. :-)

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    1. Debs admittance can be gained by bringing lots of Bourbon biscuits - OK :)

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  9. I'm not keen on Bourbons, but I'll bring a pack anyway and then I can sit and scoff the Mcvities all by myself. ;-)

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