Monthly Archives: February 2012

Braised Oxtail with Mustard & Spring Onion Mash

So as today has remained Sunny but cold, and as soon as the sun went down colder still – I decided that I would use the slow cooker for dinner tonight . One of my favourite dishes top do in … Continue reading

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Carrot, Red Lentil and Sundried Tomato soup

Carrot, Red Lentil and Sundried Tomato soup Well the weather, while being sunny here is still quite cold. I needed to use us the last of my veg box as well as make something for work next week, so what … Continue reading

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‘Now is the globe shrunk tight’- for baby Jennifer

Snowdrop by Ted Hughes Now is the globe shrunk tight Round the mouse’s dulled wintering heart. Weasel and crow, as if moulded in brass, Move through an outer darkness Not in their right minds, With the other deaths. She, too, … Continue reading

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Afternoon walk through ‘our back garden’..

I thought I would just share with you yesterday’s afternoon stroll through ‘our back garden’   The pictures say it all really Once again I feel we have been truly blessed to be one of the custodians of this wonderful … Continue reading

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Garm of Hounds

The best of trees must Yggdrasil be, Skíðblaðnir best of boats; Of all the gods is Óðinn the greatest, And Sleipnir the best of steeds; Bifröst of bridges, Bragi of skalds, Hábrók of hawks, and Garm of hounds* Or as … Continue reading

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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell

February in the Lodge, and while we have had a somewhat strange winter up to now, it’s been rather mild and sunny, recently the nights have become colder, and we have woken each day to a distinctive frost.  In the … Continue reading

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