Hygge Vs Memories of Pasta

Its been a while since my last blog time is going soooo fast the fab summer seems like a much loved distant memory  , boooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo

Early in the Summer we had a fab time in Italy daily eating our body weight  in  pasta, pizza and gelato all washed down with lashings and lashings of Aperol spritz mmmm.  I  can categorically state that the saying  ‘what goes on holiday stays on holiday’ is a downright lie as I seem to have brought home most of my meals hidden all over my body ah well it is got to build up a layer of fat over winter to keep out the Glenwherry cold.

We also got out and about on the good days to Ballygally beach were we bumped into two lovely Italian tourists who were immediately won over by Sam when he greated the lady with “ciao bella “, which was a phrase Sam soon learned that when accompanied by a winning smile seemed to get him free icecream all over Italy



We just loved pottering around the garden but to be fair I spent most of my time  getting a caffine hit while deciding what needed doing and then not doing it. All the veg have came on great


green beans have been sliced frozen, made into chutney and I even got enough gooseberries before the rabbits had their fill to make two pots of goose gab jam. We have been eating our spuds, baked,  mashed, fried  and carrots, roasted, boiled, in gravy , in white sauce etc! ect! ect! at nearly every meal, which got a response of “not carrots again”.  So thankfully to the relief of the family we have moved on to leeks at every meal now phewwwwwwwww


Autumn is one of my fav seasons  along with the other three , as every time the seasons change I decide it is my favourite, I am oh so fickle.  I lurv the colours , smells and I love a big roaring fire, getting the cosy blankets out , lighting candles  the trendy Danish word hygge is popping up everywhere but it  does really describes this season of autumn and on into winter.  Gordo loves this time of the year as he gets to start loads of fires  hes a fire starter twisted fire starter woo woo and has great wee helper


Hygge, meaning ‘snug’; is a concept that evokes “coziness”, particularly when relaxing with good friends or loved ones and while enjoying good food. Christmas time, when loved ones sit close together on a cold rainy night, is a true moment of hygge.   It is suspected the concept of Hygge is part of the reason Danes and other Scandinavians score high on happiness

Thanks for listening again and see ya hopefully a bit sooner this time folks




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