As I was walking back from the dentist earlier, I passed a new second-hand emporium offering, in the window, the complete DVD set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for £125.00. I would have bought it since the last time I looked it up, it was around £180.00 on amazon - but the shop was closed. Greed for an early pasty cost them a sale as I just found it on offer at £53.97 - RESULT!!!
The coolest thing about Buffy, I think, is the fearless way she despatches ghouls, vampires and other assorted Critters From Beyond in such a matter-of-fact, all-in-a-night's work manner - an excellent role model :)
Last night, I dreamed that I was staying in a hotel and Lolly fell out of the 12th-floor window; he survived, although somewhat shaken, and the management gave me two tickets to the opera by way of compensation.
was good for this, at least - the recipe for a rather delicious fruit stew given me by a vicar's wife.
Tin Morton's Black Cherry Pie Filling (as scarce as hen's teeth, alas, these days - Hartley's Red will do) Packet Dried Apricots (real ones, not hedgehogs) Tin Mandarin Segments
Turn the pie filling into a bowl Add the drained mandarins Simmer dried apricots in the mandarin juice for 12 minutes until soft Pour over the pie filling & mandarins Stir, adding extra liquid to taste.
I've been putting out the food the cats turn their noses up at and leave for Mr Tiggywinkle as he lays up energy reserves against his hibernation period - not that that's likely to be any time soon as we're currently enjoying a real Indian Summer! Tonight, though, I'd not put anything out and, on wandering out to see what the cat noises were about, found him waiting for service beneath the table while next door's kittens gingerly investigated this strange creature.
Next-door neighbour has acquired two 4-month old boy kittens, one of whom is the spit and image of Maggi-Mittens. New kittehz are not yet allowed out but M-M is taking every opportunity to inspect her *reflection* through the glass door :)