Journey Forth

30 June, 2008

I like the way you mooooo-ve!

“The hills are alive with the Sound of Moosic!”

 

Cow 1: They named a cheese spread after me!

Cow 2: What, Mabel?

Cow 1: No, the Laughing Cow!

 

“I wonder why I always lose at Hide and Seek!” 

If you like this post, see also:

*****BRAND NEW*****   Cats Again – Part Three

Dogs:-        It’s a Dogs Life?, Dogs – Canine Capers!, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Two, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Three 

Cats:-         Cats Capers!,  Cats Cuties! , Cats Capers – New Edition!! , Cats Cuties Part Two, Cats Capers Again, Cats Capers……..Revisited,  Cats at Large, Cats Again – Part One, Cats Again – Part Two, Cats Again – Part Three

Monkeys:-  Monkey Business – Part One, Monkey Business – Part Two, Monkey Business – Part Three

Hamsters:- You are the weakest link – Goodbye,

Cows:-       I like the way you mooooo-ve!

Pigs:-        Pigs Delight Part One

Chickens:- Chick chick chicken

Squirrels:- Dancing Squirrels

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Car Boot

Neil’s Original Thought of the Day

If you are bored on a Sunday morning, and feel like going to a car boot sale. Don’t waste your time, they won’t have one. Go to your local garage instead!

Come back tomorrow for another original thought from Neil.

29 June, 2008

The Rug

Neil’s Original Thought of the Day

When starlings are settling on your lawn and the sun is high in the sky, it’s time to wash the rug – remember – use boiling water,  lots of soap but take it of your head first or you’ll get scalded!

Come back tomorrow for Neil’s Original Thought of the Day!

Celeriac

Filed under: Family,Food,Life,Random,The Good Life,Thoughts — by Karen @ 7:31 am

What a strange looking vegetable! It is a root vegetable from the celery family. It is great mashed, roasted in the oven, raw in a salad or cut into matchstick strips, served with a creamy dressing.

 

My favourite way of serving celeriac is: Garlic and Celeriac Mash

1 medium head celeriac
3 medium potatoes
3 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
25 g butter
50ml milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper to taste
Optional: 50g Cheddar, grated

Peel the celeriac and potatoes. Chop into rough chunks.

Boil together for 20 minutes, or until soft. Drain and set aside.

Heat the oil and butter in the potato pan. Add the garlic and sauté gently until soft.

Add the milk, salt, pepper and mustard and mix well.

Return the potatoes and to the pan and mash well until smooth.

Add the Cheddar, if using, and mix well.

Serves 4

 

The Eagle

Filed under: Family,Life,Poetry,Random,Thoughts — by Karen @ 6:41 am

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

 Alfred Tennyson, Lord Tennyson

First published in 1851, this is an unusal poem as it leaves us thinking  – what happened to the eagle? Did it swoop down and seize its prey, or did it fall down ill? It is almost as if the poem is not quite finished. I thnk Lord Tennyson wanted to give us the opportunity to ponder.

28 June, 2008

The Sun

Neil’s Original Thought of the Day

 

Do not stare directly at The Sun – people don’t like you reading over their shoulders!

Come back tomorrow to see the next original thought of the day.

27 June, 2008

Heating

Neil’s Original Thought of the Day

On a cold, icy Winter’s day and you have to go outside to fetch logs or coal to for the fire – think – turn on the central heating and stop being so mean!

Come back tomorrow to see the next original thought of the day.

26 June, 2008

Cat Cuties!

5… 4… 3… 2… 1… ready or not, here I come!

 

I’m glad I took up yoga!

Cats in love.

I love you too! 

If you like this post, see also:

*****BRAND NEW*****   Cats Again – Part Three

Dogs:-        It’s a Dogs Life?, Dogs – Canine Capers!, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Two, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Three 

Cats:-         Cats Capers!,  Cats Cuties! , Cats Capers – New Edition!! , Cats Cuties Part Two, Cats Capers Again, Cats Capers……..Revisited,  Cats at Large, Cats Again – Part One, Cats Again – Part Two, Cats Again – Part Three

Monkeys:-  Monkey Business – Part One, Monkey Business – Part Two, Monkey Business – Part Three

Hamsters:- You are the weakest link – Goodbye,

Cows:-       I like the way you mooooo-ve!

Pigs:-        Pigs Delight Part One

Chickens:- Chick chick chicken

Squirrels:- Dancing Squirrels

Shaving

Neil’s Original Thought of the Day

When shaving, you need to clean your razor regularly. Rinse well under the tap, but it’s advisable not to do this with an electric one!

 

22 June, 2008

Charge of the Light Brigade

Filed under: Life,Poetry,Random,Thoughts — by Karen @ 2:25 pm

Half a league half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
Was there a man dismay’d ?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d & thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash’d all their sabres bare,
Flash’d as they turn’d in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army while
All the world wonder’d:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro’ the line they broke;
Cossack & Russian
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke,
Shatter’d & sunder’d.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
While horse & hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro’ the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

 

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Written in 1854, about the events in the Battle of Balaclava, October 25, 1854.

Another of my favourites!!

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