Friday, 29 October 2010

The Carlyon Coven


Nosy, Dozy, Blondie, Smiley & Snoozy

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Good & Bad News

The replacement Buffy dvds arrived - and still won't play properly on my computer.  Checked them out on someone else's dedicated dvd player - perfect.

Good:  dvds are not defective

Bad:  dvd drive is fecked 

However, by way of cheer, I was delighted to see this pretty amazing video, courtesy a facebook link:

Glass harp-Toccata and fugue in D minor-Bach-BWV 565

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


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 :)

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


OK, the reward for watching through the purgatorial experience of some chi-chi ad for IKEA crap as background information is the second ROFLPMSL parody.

For your enjoyment:

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Bizet Dream

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.

But it was Carmen so we didn't go.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Moon over garden

Looking strangely full, tho' it's only just over the half.

The Church of England

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.

Serve over vanilla ice cream scoops.

Looks fabulously sophisticated but so simple.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Apricot III

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.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Mini-Me Magmit

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 :)