Dog days

Hot sunny days with nothing much happening at present. Mrs S is popping out for her weekly physio on her busted wing, which seems to be healing nicely. All our paperwork is up to date, the usual silly season stuff permeates the press, and various crises grumble on. I have little to contribute, so while the opportunity exists I’m going to do what my dog used to; lie down and enjoy the warmth now that the short spell of weekend rain has passed. Just listening to birdsong and chilling.

While it’s this warm there’s a knack to managing the airflow through our little apartment to keep it at a pleasant temperature. Other places we’ve lived have become stuffy and uncomfortable on days like these, but the natural breeze from leaving the north facing window in my office and the front window open makes for a very comfortable working environment.

As for news, I haven’t read a UK online newspaper properly for weeks, and to tell you the truth I think I’m happier for it. The British press do love to dramatise, don’t they? Hell, I’ve gotten to the point that if they state that the sky is blue, I’ll take a look out the window to check.

There are still figs on the tree outside my office window, which are nice when ripe and sweet, but there are so few of them left that we’re leaving them to the Ravens. My own experiment with processing the crop is now in its second phase, having scooped out the inner cores and added a little brown sugar and put them aside to steep for a few days before Vodka is added. So far it’s looking good. A report on taste and intoxicating effects may be forthcoming.

TTFN

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2 thoughts on “Dog days”

  1. XX My own experiment with processing the crop is now in its second phase, having scooped out the inner cores and added a little brown sugar and put them aside to steep for a few days before Vodka is added.XX

    Just a thought, My Great Grandfather sailed with Bibby lline to the far East, and points in between for his whole lifs.

    A recipe that he gave me.

    Take a large melon. Cut the top off. scrape out the fruit, but not TOO much. SOME must remain. Mash what comes out.

    Mix in Demerara sugar. Fill the melon skin with the mash.
    Hang that in a maccrami net over a jar.

    Using a three or four Milimeter knitting needle, make a hole in the bottom.

    Then top it up with either Lambs navy or Captain Morgans rum.

    Keep pouring in Demarara suger and rum, until it is full to the brim.

    Like watering tomatoes, you know when it needs a refill.

    What drips out, put in the freezer until it ices over. Take the ice off.

    Then serve with lime juice.

    I have tried it….. It was good, no, it was BRILLIANT, even whe I can not remember much afterwards. 😀

    You can do it without the freezing, just not as strong.

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