Hi Patrice! I'm glad we're inside for our chat this week. Here, the weather has definitely taken on a cooler feel, and last night we had some frost. Have I ever mentioned how I love winter time? Well, I do. The stove is keeping our kitchen area beautifully warm, it gets dark early, and long evenings stretch out at the end of each day - yep, it all makes me a happy bunny.
Now to your questions, Patrice ...
1. Have you ever got a pet from a rescue?
No, we haven't, Patrice. Jackson is our first pet ever.
He may very well be our last too.
I mean, seriously, does this look like an intelligent, well-bred, grouse-retrieving dog to you?
Or how about this one?
Okay ... let's try this?
Aye, enough said, methinks.
2. What pumpkin goodies have you had this Fall?
I have never bought a real pumpkin. I have never tasted pumpkin, nor cooked with it, but last week, I bought four tins of pumpkin ... having realised, last year, that most recipes containing pumpkin actually contain tinned pumpkin.
I haven't, as yet, decided what to make with the aforementioned tinned pumpin, but I have no doubt that the internet will supply all the recipes I need.
And no doubt, you - my blogging friends - will hear about what I decide to make. And whether I enjoyed it. And whether I plan to make it again. And how much of it I ate. And ....
Yes, that's what us bloggers do, isn't it? We tell all.
3. What are the best and worst rooms in your home?
I think the kitchen is my favourite room. Do you remember when we ('we' being used in the loosest sense, you understand) took away the wall between the kitchen and the dining room ...
Out kitchen used to look like this (please ignore the stuff, stuff, stuff on all the worktops).
And our Dining Room looked like this.
And then we had the bright idea - the best idea we've ever had - to put a stove into the kitchen.
The table moved from where it was, and we opened the wall between the Kitchen and the Dining Room ...
... and now we have one open room ...
... a room of which I have no photo!
It is definitely my favourite room in the house. The stove has made it lovely and cozy, the table is where almost all of Calum's homeschooling is done, and it's where we eat, read, and sit and blether.
The worst room, Patrice? Erm, I'm struggling with that one ...
Patrice, I'm stuck. I really have no idea. I am as un-crafty a person as anyone you could meet, so I'd be rubbish at selling stuff I'd made.
Since I graduated, and since the kids were born (they are one and the same really: I graduated the day DR was due, but thankfully, he was around six days late. He's always been a thoughtful child, that boy.), I've worked from home doing translation. If I was really working, I think this would be my kinda work - it suits me being on my own (yeah, I'm strange), working with words and meanings of words.
5. What's your favourite tropical fruit?
I think pineapple might be my favourite, Patrice. I love fresh pineapple..
Once again, thank you, Patrice, for having us over for a blether. I'm sorry I didn't see Wendell this week, but tell him I'll make a special effort to have carrots for him next time I call round.