For a friend of mine, another attempt at photographing the moon with the little Lumix – and Venus too! It’s a wonderful night out there. I hope everyone has been enjoying the spectacle of Venus and Jupiter the last few weeks. It’s enough to make me want to be an astronomer when I grow up.
I was taught how to open a coconut by my husband yesterday. After asking for advice on Twitter, he revealed that he had a tried and trusted technique and disappeared into the garage – returned with a sledge hammer – did something with an old-fashioned twisty skewer involving the eyes of said nut, and then studied it for fault lines and whacked it and looked smug. (I would have looked smug too I have to say if I had done such a neat job.)
I made a green coconut chutney with some of it, but he ate most of it on the spot!
More white food – braised turnips and carrots, done in olive oil and lemon juice with chilli, garlic and herbs, thanks to Carla for pointing me in the right direction as to what to do with turnips!
Finally, and a little randomly, but he is on today’s photos which I just pulled off the camera…. and I can’t resist showing it to you….
A photo of a dog that we meet regularly on our walks who is so full of the essence of dog that he makes me smile with happiness every time I see him. He is 3/4 Basset Hound and a 1/4 Cocker Spaniel and he is wildly popular with everyone. Zeb adores him and I do too.