Friday, 30 October 2015

Just another day...



Lady Magnon shelling Walnuts for a cake, Bok on the prowl, Cows watching the whole event.

Just another day at the cottage. We were actually waiting for a huge lorry to deliver all Wills-n-Kellogg's stuff from Australia. Lady M decided to fill in the waiting hours with a spot of cake making; it calms her nerves.

The furniture eventually arrived (bloody loads of it), the cake was baked, the Cows moved on, Bok had a little sleep, and we had our afternoon tea.

Yup; just another quiet day.



34 comments:

  1. Cows always approach to see what you're doing! Love Bok on the prowl. It all looks so peaceful where you are.

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    1. Bok was trying to organise them, but they took no notice.

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  2. Would like a quiet one myself. Not sure why your comments have disappeared off my blog posts. Me being heavy handed with a delete key by accident, a poltergeist, a hacker......who knows!

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    1. I though I must have said something inappropriate. I do that some times.

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    2. No I'm very thick skinned. Comes from having a twelve year old and people with damaged frontal lobes!

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  3. Not an udder can I see. Happy days in the countryside.

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  4. A beautiful scene. How was the cake?

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    1. Very good, although I'm not keen on nuts in cake.

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  5. There must be very few better places in which to shell walnuts and contemplate life.

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  6. What an idyllic scene Cro ..... I feel a Cro painting coming on !!!!!! XXXX

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    1. Lovely isn't it; I'm always happy when the cows visit.

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  7. So the big 'move in' is almost upon us. You must be excited.

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    1. They're already in, but this was all the extra furniture, kitchen stuff, music stuff, etc, from Australia.

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  8. Looks lovely, Cro. As I'm sure was the cake.

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    1. The cake was good, but I prefer fruit to nuts in cake.

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  9. In Paradise. The atmosphere fills your photograph.

    I also wanted to let you know I was glad to see your drawings with the plane trees. A couple of years ago, I was in London around this time of the year, and got to see a team of tree trimmers giving October trims to trees on the street right behind the Tate Britain. I was fascinated by their daring performance up in the air.

    Best wishes.

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    1. I saw some public workmen doing the exact same thing today on the way home from shopping.

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  10. You left off part of your title. It should be "Just another day in Paradise." (Assuming the cows don't have an unpleasant smell about them.)

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    1. I quite like the smell of cows; very earthy. What they leave behind is not quite so nice.

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  11. I love that the cow come for a visit !
    You do live in paradise.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. And they're Blonde d'Aquitaines too.

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  12. Afternoon tea and cake - it's a very civilised life you're leading, Cro!
    (How patient of Lady M, it takes me forever to shell enough walnuts to make a decent cake.)

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    1. The walnuts are very good this year. One tap and they come out almost whole.

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    2. It's so satisfying when the nuts come out whole. We have the devil of a job with our crop - Himself sets to work outside with a flat stone and a hammer!

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  13. A lovely bucolic scene - Is it just an electric fence that stops the cows invading your garden? I love walnut cake - and I presume they are the ones you foraged and putting them to good use.

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    1. I don't think the electricity is even on! The walnuts are mostly our own, but a few have been scrumped to make up the numbers.

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  14. I totally understand Lady M. I tend to cook sweet things to fill in my time when waiting on things. I do not understand why I do this, but it just fills my time with something pleasant.

    That is a very lovely scene, Cro, and very nice and peaceful to view.

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    1. We'd been waiting for this delivery since august, so, as they were already several hours later than promised, she was trying to think of other things.

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