Brandy for the parson?

To celebrate our anniversary, we went out for dinner and had an excellent meal at The Olde Thatched Cottage, in Weston-super-Mare.Greek meze, sea bass then coffee… oh and a brandy. It must be years and years and years since I had a cognac, whiskey having become my preference; however, I had glimpsed they had Hine behind the bar so I had […]

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21 years ago today!

It’s our anniversary! Twenty-one years ago,Bari and I married in Oldham. We had a small wedding and then five receptions! We had a small reception immediately after the ceremony in the Green Ash Hotel, Denshaw; several weeks later we had a similar celebration at The Old Hall, here in Uphill for family and friends down here. We had a  reception in Nutfield, Surrey for Bari’s family […]

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Chutney, lots of chutney!

We did manage to harvest a few red tomatoes, and they were sweet and lovely, but most of the vines were heavy with tomatoes which didn’t ripen… so green tomato chutney! As usual with a new recipe I followed it exactly, but there seemed a heck of a lot of liquid, and it was still very fluid after the […]

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