Sunday, May 31, 2009

Recently at my Great neices 1st birthday I couldn't help thinking how much she looked like someone I had seen in the family before. I started thinking "who could it be" do into my genealogy archives and found the picture I was looking for. The picture is of my mother as a baby, probably not much younger than little April. What do you think?

Today has more or less been one of those ordinary days in the year except of course that it was the Great Danes birthday. He's catching up to me but I will always be a couple of years ahead. I cooked him an omelett filled with bacon, mushrooms, onion and tomatoe. I use yogurt and parmisen cheese instead of milk in the omelett - gives it a nice flavour. It was served with toast and finished off with some of Lindy's Melon, Lemon and Ginger jam on toast.

I did a couple of loads of washing and managed to get most of it dry. Then to the computer and read a few blogs. As usual, in between the cat insisted on survice, firstly for some dries outside on his bench then some best quality mince. He must have worked up a thirst but rather than drink from his bowl of clean water he seems to prefer licking the drips left around the laundry trough. The Great Dane feeds the hound in the morning. Later in the morning when I was at a loose end the Great Dane suggested I could gurney (high pressure hose machine) the path along the back of the house which becomes rather green and mouldy as a result of the array of his orchids and the lack of sunlight under the shade cloth. Changed my shoes and went too it. I don't really mind doing it except I get a little wet and my shoulder is now telling me that I either should do more of that sort of thing or none of it at all.

The Great Dane then cooked me a healthy hamburger for lunch. He makes the best hamburgers around. Then it was time for a "Nana" nap. When I woke the man in the kitchen was wrestling with a pie melon from Lindy at the farm. I did the de-seeding for him. He's now in the process of making some Melon, Lemon and Lime Jam and some pie melon chutney. I'm sure they will both be delicious.

Now, it's just about time for sundowners on the patio.


Linda said...

Hi Marcella

Sounds like a busy day looking after the birthday boy. Your turn next week ;-) Lets hope he cooks you such a nice breakfast.

Donna said...

You are right the picture of your G Neice and Mother are definately look alikes. Just wanted to let you know that I think our Staley lines would connect way back in UK. If you are interested in looking at my lines, I have a family site on and could invite you in to see it. Contact me at By the way how lucky are you to have your husband cook for you. Donna M.