The Case of the Mysterious Snacks

Two months ago when I went outside to refill the bird feeder, I found a pastry wedged into a corner of the back porch.  “Looks like someone is having a bit of fun,” I said and asked Henri if he knew anything about it. “Madame, Henri does not play the practical joke”, he answered in […]

Happy Gnomevember!

Henri, my resident gnome, and I wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy Gnomevember! Read about my exploits with Henri here

Limerick #8

There was a young man from Carlisle Who ran a two-minute mile He was fleet on his feet Never suffered defeat And ended each race with a smile.

The Coffee Cake Caper

Lockdown Day Number Whatever:I decided to try and revise a regular coffee cake recipe to be gluten-free. It was easy to do. (Although I don’t advise eating this on a regular basis as it has a ridiculous amount of sugar and butter. But as an occasional treat, go for it!) As I took the cake […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

A handsome young gnome called Benny Was admired by gnome maidens a-plenty He found a fine wife They have a most happy life And were blessed with good children four-and-twenty. Limerick #6 🙂

Limerick #4

A baker from north Timbuktu Made award-winning tiramisu I tell you no lies She won every prize And then made some sweet pain perdu*. *Commonly known as French toast, pain perdu means “lost bread” in French. Best made with day-old bread. photo credit: Image by Andy Walther from Pixabay

Limerick #3

There lived a green bird in a tree A magnificent warbler was he He sang day and night To all’s delight And then drank a large G&T. (or a “large pot of tea” in the family blog version) On a more serious note, some bird populations are diminishing or becoming extinct altogether due to habitat […]

Another Limerick!

I often have strange or comical dreams before waking. In this morning’s dream I was on a stage with several other people sitting on small wooden chairs. The stage curtains were royal blue with gold trim. We were gathered to recite limericks that we made up on the spot. As I have only written one […]