Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Gooseberries, with those visible veins, give me the creeps.
This batch from the local PYO farm became this Fool which was far, far tastier than it looks. It was tart and sweet at the same time - but, I have to confess, its main appeal came from the masses of double cream!
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
When I read that Persephone Books intended to start a forum to discuss a book each month, beginning with the first it published, William - an Englishman, I made sure I got hold of a copy. The forum is now online and has really whetted my appetite. I've only managed to read as far as chapter 3 so far so I need to crack on!
"With his colleagues of the office Tully was a negligible quantity. He was not unpopular - it was merely that he did not matter. His mother's control of the family funds was no doubt in part accountable for his comrades' neglect of his society; but his own habits and manners were still more largely to blame, since besides being painstaking and obedient he was unobtrusive and diffident. There was once a project on foot in the office to take him out and make him drunk - but nothing came of it because no one was sufficiently interested in William to give up an evening to the job."