The list for this post arrived from England, where another fellow blogger, Derrick by name, seems to lead an interesting life, aided and abetted by his lovely wife, Jackie. She is Chief cook, gardener and chauffeur. I like reading what the partake of at their evening repast, and which liquids they choose to accompany Jackie’s dish du jour. (I avert my eyes when they are dining on lamb or liver.)
Below, you will find a tiny snippet provided by Derrick, to give us an insight into his local area. You can feast your eyes on the interesting photos and information he shares on his blog derrickjknight.com/
We live on the edge of England’s New Forest a mile from the sea. Supermarkets Lidl and Tesco; various garden centres, an ironmonger’s, Milford Supplies for general household goods, and a fruit and vegetable shop.
There are a couple of things that puzzled me about his list. What in the world are otters in this context, and what do you use them for. Or, are Derrick and Jackie adding a water feature in their garden, and want to add a bit of wildlife, just for the heck of it?
Mop heads have made appearances on quite a number of lists lately. Has everyone gone mad with house cleaning? You’re all such domestic goddesses/gods.
And, what is Ha & Moon?
Do you recall Sue’s list, and the very pretty afternoon tea that her son, Joss, had put together? As soon as I saw the chairs he had bought from IKEA, I was online and found them here in Australia. I put them together with those fiddly Allen keys, and oiled them, rather than making one of my predictable messes with paint. Here’s what mine look like. (My son made the table, it was a slab of camphor laurel in a previous life.)