Monday, 23 January 2012

Kung Hei Fat Choy and Tết Nguyên Đán

Or happy new year - it's the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon 2012 today and the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.  Being a dragon myself I'd like to wish you all good luck and prosperity for the coming year.  As I didn't quite manage to do it at the 1st January new year!! 

Work had a chinese buffet on in the cafe today - very lovely indeed.  Don't think I'll be needing any dinner though!  I wonder what the future holds for me...

Well that's ok then!  I hope you all are having a lovely year so far and it carries on that way too.  Me - well I plan to actually finish some of my many projects this year; including the pantry, making cheese, making cider &c &c &c...

Friday, 20 January 2012

Winter - ish!

Although it has been a remarkably clement winter so far the weather has started throwing a little bit more cold at us recently.  This has given us crisp beautiful days with a arc of blue above and a rare sighting of that sun thing myths tell us inhabit the upper regions of our sightable sky.  It's also been welcome to see the nights slowly drawing out as I do get miserable when it's permanently grey and dark when I'm walking home.  Whether this is the cause of my lackadaisical posting recently or something else is to blame for my paltry offerings over the last month I'm unsure but I do intend to get some catching up done on here before too much longer.  That said - right now I must return to work so toodlepip and happy Friday!!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Ahoy there!

I must apologise for my apparent absence.  Much to my startlement it's already the 10th of the new year!  Been quite busy hiding under umbrellas and trying to not get washed or blown away!!

Work has also been fairly hurly burly with the new intake for January; students from hither and yon have been pitching up at my work!
I've also been putting the slow cooker to good use with a new batch of winter soups that I have yet to write up in full so there's that to look forward to and I think we're due a rugby round up on the Chiefs performance this season thus far.
New Years eve was blimmin close though...