Hi, I’m Mr Knitter, I am a Baron and a Reverend and live in the North of the UK with my Husband and two dogs, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Harper-Lee, and an English Springer Spaniel Mazikeen. I have far too many hobbies, including photography, reading, writing, gardening and of course, knitting. I learned to knit when I was a kid, but it was a short-lived thing due to lack of funds for… Read More
Or words to that effect. I have a few aquariums about the house, and one was a small one by my desk. Within this where all my baby fish and other small ones, very cute indeed, and added to that was rabbit snails, apple snails, cherry shrimp, wood shrimp and a large Cameroon shrimp. However, there was a problem, a big one. I got up and turned on the day lights to… Read More
I love to bake. I mean bake anything. There is just something so satisfying about the whole process. I did make sourdough bread last weekend, but to be honest, it was a bit crap, however, that will not put me off, and I will keep going until I get it right. The instructions for the proving overnight in the fridge was good, but the dough collapsed when I was putting it onto… Read More
Thursday saw the arrival of The Giants in our city (Liverpool) along with over 1.3 million visitors to see them. Liverpool is quite a wonderland, and we have many odd and wonderful things to see here. This is the third time The Giants have visited, alas, it will be the last. The city was littered with the giant’s possessions, including likes of clothes drying, a dropped butter knife that sliced through a… Read More
Today I decided to make Pumpkin & Bacon Soup, and what a triumph, so here it is for you all to enjoy. IngredientsOlive Oil50g Butter1 Onion – diced fine150g Dry-cured bacon chopped – I used oak smoked dry curedSmall pumpkin, you will need about 800g of flesh, peeled and de-seeded.1-litre chicken stock100ml double cream3 tablespoons of pumpkin seedsMaple syrup InstructionsIn a large pan heat about a tablespoon of oil with half the… Read More
I wrote this many years ago about my experience of being an unwanted child. Not by my mother, but by my father. Needless to say, I have not seen him for well over half my life. My Dad & I “I never wanted you, I didn’t want boys”The words spoken by a grown man to his eight-year-old son.A callous off the cuff remark?No, it was a cruel and calculated remark.His son could… Read More
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