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posted by [personal profile] panik at 02:46pm on 09/10/2009 under , , , , ,
We are home! 

The sun is shining, but it's October so it's on the nippy side and we've lit the stove which means oven baked potatoes for supper! I have a mug of hot Ribena, skies are blue, the woods are looking gorgeous, life is good.

Mark has been streaming Radio Rebelde in the car, live from Cuba via the iphone which was - squeeful and exciting for about fifteen minutes; live news on parade-preps from Santiago and Santa Clara did lose novelty value rather quickly. With Cuban Radio in general (and Rebelde in particular) enough really is quite as good as a feast, rather more than enough to be entirely honest, but a happy Che-Day to you all, should you be celebrating today. *g*

Hamish update: wee doggie is still not himself but very much on the mend, though blood tests have shown a slightly reduced liver capacity. The new diet is on hold and he's condemned to eat chicken and (Tilda organic Basmati) rice for the next several days by order of the vet, poor lamb. Thanks so much for all your good wishes which I'll endeavour to answer asap.

Such a year for sloes! I picked a pound in no time at all yesterday, got scratched to pieces but there will be sloe gin again this Christmas, oh yes indeedy! It's been 3 years since we had a decent sloe harvest and I've missed my gin, deed I have.

Yesterday was my sister's birthday. Amongst other things we gave her the Help! DVD, fine wines and even finer chocs and was pleased to see her so delighted. She's a bugger of a time of it lately, she doesn't deserve it. I hope Dad gives her some peace this weekend so she can enjoy her various delights.

Also happy birthday John Lennon. You would have been 69 today, bless your heart.

And Barak Obama, WTF?!
location: Withnell
Mood:: 'content' content
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posted by [identity profile] talcat.livejournal.com at 04:04pm on 09/10/2009
I was five years old when I found out John was dead, my gran told me and I ended up in tears - then she had to tell me WHY he was dead. Poor Woman.

RIP John

 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 05:52pm on 09/10/2009
I was 20 (heh). I was living in Liverpool at the time, it was all quite heavy.

RIP indeed. I wonder how he'd've been at 69, what he'd have done in the last 29 years.
 
posted by [identity profile] talcat.livejournal.com at 08:20pm on 09/10/2009
I like to think he'd have made up with Julian and had a close happy relation with both his sons and perhaps he and Paul could have got together every once in a while.
 
posted by [identity profile] vamysteryfan.livejournal.com at 05:18pm on 09/10/2009
Do you pick them wild or is there are orchard to visit? What's your recipe? :)
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 05:51pm on 09/10/2009
Oh, you pick them wild, I don't think anyone actually grows them except maybe commercial sloe-gin producers - they're pretty common.

Recipes are pretty interchangeable, these are typical.
http://www.sloe.biz/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/sloegin_7722.shtml
Edited Date: 2009-10-09 06:00 pm (UTC)

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