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Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Gopher, the Fox , the Hot Cross Bun and the Simnel Cake







Against my GP s advice I have increased my migraine preventor. I'm so tired of the constant migraines. As a consequence , when D saw a fox in front of the house at three am and woke me to look at him ( or her) I stayed put.I have had weeks of reading from five am onwards. I am exhausted, and it was liberating to sleep.
I was awake , thinking , Nice , fox , glad you can see him , glad I can stay here . The greyhound also slept on . The greyhound is often asleep.
Today , in a break from food preparation , whilst wondering if the hot cross buns were going to rise , having had to use quick yeast rather than the real thing , I looked on Silliyak's blog and discovered that what looked like a fox had appeared in front of his house . He noted that his fox ( at least it looked like a fox , though maybe it was some unknown American creature ) was chasing Gophers. A gopher was not a thing I had ever heard of . Hence a google search and .. I bring you Google Images , though I am noting ( later) that I am bringing you the same Gopher twice . And one of the Gophers I planned to bring you , is missing . Oh well .
Later there may also be a simnel cake and hot cross buns . Nothing is certain though . My dough seems a bit damp and sticky and N needs a lift somewhere .
Such is life .
The simnel cake is good , though not yet decorated . I shall save the apostles balls until we arrive at our destination . Thus no photo today . And the buns .. well the jury is still out . Its a long haul this baking with yeast business.


4 comments:

BetteJo said...

You don't have gophers?

Silliyak said...

Indeed it was a red fox. Quite beautiful. Sorry to hear your migraines are bewitching you.

Do you know what you get when you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole?

Hot Cross Bunnies!

MsCatCalls said...

Indeed we don't have gophers. In fact I dont think I had heard of one till yesterday. We learn something new each day .

Silliyak said...

So how ARE your apostle's balls? (I think my restraint up until now has been admirable.) So many punch lines, so little time.

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