And quarantine, well, work from home, day one ...

I made tortillas. The first two had way too much oil in the iron skillet. The second two are better. More updates as the situation warrants.

Also, my wife passed her UK driving test! (After having had a US driving license for decades ...) I'm not saying there was a lovely sparkling shiraz and margaritas to celebrate, but I'm not saying there weren't.

The fire wiped out all the wood store, cloth store, leather store, and bins in other stores. I'm building walls and fire doors now.

Better late than never ...

Took this on Fri the 13th. This bloody rose doesn't know when to quit. Choose a metaphor that works for you ...

This turned out well - spinach and tomato pizza, with a garlic bechamel sauce underneath, and homemade crust.

In the medieval period, brawn referred to meat in general, often pork. Modern brawn is typically made by simmering a pig's head and trotters, and keeping it in the gelatin produced. It is called head cheese in North America. The hardest part of making it can be sourcing the head in the first place.

Good though.

Pizza with store-bought mozarella and home-made pesto (spinach, garlic, ground almonds, olive oil, and home-made cheese) about to go in the oven. I'm pleased with the result.

Fear me, for I have made a decent pie crust. Pie crust, home-made cheese with garlic, a leek, a courgette, three eggs, some salt and pepper.

While we were at Coronation, the new cat leveled up in Escapology, and we were forced to improvise ...

I am not well known as a baker, and as a cake decorator even less so. But I made this for my wife, because she asked me to, and I love her ..

As I walked into this charity shop - - the man said, 'Are you the fellow that was in last week and looked at the Terry Pratchett hardbacks.?'

'I am,' I replied.

'Look here,' he said, and as I did he went to see if there were any more in the back.

I'm starting to feel like I belong here;-)

The tiny cat is still in purdah in the guest room, but the other cat knows she's there ...


Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.