Saturday, 14 November 2009


Ah, Noggin the Nog, thank-you Di for that. I remember it well. Well...kind of, ok, maybe not that well at all, but I DO remember it.

Anyhoo, quite appropriate since we're already drinking egg nog here. I dunno, it's a Kev thing. Mince pies for me, egg nog for him, that British-Canadian Christmas-fusion. No excuse really for why we're drinking it in November, but then, there it was, provocatively showing off on the supermarket shelves.
And besides, it's our wedding anniversary. Four years today, and we've opted to stay in with our little dog.
On the other hand, Kev's cooking beats that of any restaurant I've ever been to.

For some reason, Whisky is wrapped up in one of his blankets - a black, Ikea, six dollar jobbie. It has reminded me, that whilst I was out tilling the soil of the un-garden last weekend, ready for next spring's planting, I could see the grim reaper working across the way. It looked more like a she than a he somehow, but maybe that's because at first, I thought the garment was a burqa. But then I saw that it was someone wearing a black, hooded coat, rather like the Sand people in Star Wars, or of course, DEATH. But this grim reaper was using a rake rather than a sickle.
It still seemed rather a bizarre outfit to be doing the gardening in, but then who am I to judge? I'd love a grim reaper coat.

I am hoping that the mince pies will be M&S ones this year - although I still have a ton-and-a-half of last year's most excellent mincemeat in the freezer. I will be in the UK for the pre-Christmas insanity. I leave here on the 11th and return on the 24th.
My dance card is ready.


Karemay said...

Congratulations to you both, I think mince pies and egg nog an excellent way to

dollis said...

Hoping you had a really lovely day yesterday; I can't believe it has been four years already, though.
Incidentally (and bringing the Nog thing full-circle) did you know that there is a charater in Noggin's sagas called Egg Nog the Old? How seasonally appropriate!

Sleepy said...


I baggsy a visit!

Schneewittchen said...

Thanks Karen, hope you're still doing ok.

Di - I did not know about Egg-nog the old, although I did read some of Oliver Postgate's background story, brings it back!

Sleepy - done!

Sleepy said...

W00P! W00P!
Name the dinner and I'll cook it!

WV= rediest....

Schneewittchen said... there's an offer, how about a curry with one of those spice collections you found before? Oh, and some Sleepy Mansions plum chutters?

Sleepy said...