Unusually, all three cats were in the mood for posing yesterday. Here they are, in all their feline glory.
First to pose was Snowball. This is especially unusual, as she’s incredibly camera-shy. She tolerated me for ten minutes or so before stalking off to bug the crap out of her big brother.
Next was Eric. He is most definitely not camera-shy, but he has the attention-span of a knat. I’m trying to take a picture of Eric (and David!) every day, to document how he’s growing.
And here is Wily, the posiest poser of all. He knew full well that I was taking all of these photos, but kept posing until I was done.
I love these cats to bits. Any more need saying?
Filed under cats, pictures
Just a quick recipe for tonight. I made a loaf of this at lunchtime to go with soup, and it was gorgeous. David loved it: I think he ate more than I did!
Damper is an Australian bread, traditionally cooked over an open fire. The quantities I use make a small loaf, just right for the three of us. I reduced salt because David was eating it, and we very rarely add salt to anything now. It’s edible cold, but it’s best almost straight from the oven, in buttery chunks.
2 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp room-temperature butter
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
chopped chives/ dried mixed herbs to taste (I used about a tablespoon)
Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl.
Add the butter and rub between fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Mix in chives and herbs.
Make a well in the flour mixture, and add the milk and the water. Mix together until a dough is formed.
Turn the dough out onto a floury surface, and knead until silky.
Form into a round loaf and cut a deep cross in the top.
Bake for 20 minutes at 200C, then reduce oven temperature to 180C and bake for another 10-15 minutes until done.
How do you tell it’s done? Pick it up (with oven gloves on!) and tap the bottom. If it’s cooked it’ll make a hollow sound.
Serve warm with butter.
Sorry for the absence this week, I’ve had swine flu since Saturday. Yesterday was the first day I could sit at the computer, and today is the first day I can sit up for any length of time. The fever has gone, thank goodness, but I still have a raging sore throat and earache.
And you know what? In the midst of all the fever, this thing decided he was going to use me as a nice, warm bed.
He is my big, beautiful tiger, and I would have been much lonelier through this without him. He’s now eight months old and the same size as Snowball, who didn’t stop growing ’til last year. Look at the size of that tummy!
Normal posting will resume shortly.
Last night was Guy Fawkes Night, so we headed over to Joe’s parents and up to the local college, where they put a display on every year for the villagers.
Here are the best of the pictures.
And the best thing? David loved it so much that he fell asleep on the way there and didn’t wake up until the end!
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I know another photo-only post is cheating, but I’m trying to get my driving theory done before my test next week: I started tonight. This is Eric, our latest addition. He should be coming home this weekend.
A picture paints a thousand words.