Tuesday, 29 June 2010

For Your Corner Cupboard

Melt one pound pure lard in a saucepan and add as many handfulls of elderflowers as lard will cover. Simmer gently, strain through fine sieve or muslin. Use when cold. Make this face cream every year.


To West Stafford church today for the churchwarden inswearing and a glass in the Wise Man to get over the excitement.

Monday, 21 June 2010


I see the midsummer deer today grazing the graves in the churchyard. And then I did find a man all in black a rifling through the church bins for stuff

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Oh dearie, another day I forgot to buy muslin. The elder is in bloom and Amos is fashioning thresher gaskets out of grain cartons.

Thursday, 3 June 2010


Amos took Effie and his Aged Ma out for a spin in the country today while I be toiling away. He come back with a lettus and moaning 'The trouble with Darset is there's nowt there.'

I be awake at first light this day worriting about the drains.