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Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Happy New Year!
This melon was with the New Year's Eve buffet at the Black Dog in Dalton. Can you read the message carved into it? (Look at the green surface)

Here are a few images of Yultide at Maalie Court

Susie contemplates the Christmas breakfast spread

Susie and Simon partake of a snack

Simon cannot manage without an Australian lager (the Runcible Fellow)

As Christmas morning was bright and sunny, we took a trip into the hills at the head of the Duddon Valley

A Christmassy scene at the head of the Duddon Valley

A gnarled mountain ash tree emerges from the dispersing mist

The wintering thrushes had not discovered this holly tree!

Back in Maalie Court, a brace of pheasants is ready for the oven. Simon commented that the streaky bacon wrapping made them look like Union Jacks!

A Happy New Year to you all and Happy Blogging in 2008!


Blogger Magdalene said...

I love the melon. That's really clever. Happy New Year to you too and have a great trip to Italy.

4:53 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

Italy? You only just got home from Ireland!!!!

6:17 pm  
Blogger Merisi said...

Happy New Year, Maalie!
Did you notice the scenes from beautiful Old Danube during the New Year's concert? (And yes, I watched the concert live of TV, like everybody else, eating a non-traditional Vietnamese beef soup *grin*).

7:36 pm  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Yummy food! It took me a while to read the words in the melon being colour blind for red and green but I got there in the end!

Happy 2008 to you!!!!

9:21 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

You certainly look after your guests very well. Simon and Susie have been very well fed. I love the melon too, I have only scooped out pumpkins this way before, but this is a great idea.

Happy New Year wishes to you, and to Simon too.

4:00 pm  
Blogger simon said...

Well mate y6ou have covered my 2nd installment! Note how the bacon looks like the Union Jack draped over the pheasant?? I gotta confess they were delicious!

7:33 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Happy New Year Maalie. Just got back from the wondering about during the last week.
Love Lorenzo.

3:57 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Those pheasants look wonderful. You are certainly a wonderful cook for a runcible fellow.

7:01 pm  
Blogger Tortoiseshell said...

Blwyddyn newydd Dda, Maalie. Will 2008 finally see you tidy up / jazz up your blog sidebar - which has been essentially untouched since 2005...?

2:42 am  
Anonymous Jack said...

Happy New Year!

Love from Jack, Miki and Allan

5:06 am  
Blogger Maalie said...

thanks for comments everyone! I'm on my way to Italy now - nack about 17th.

8:44 am  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Bring us back some spag bol!

11:17 pm  
Blogger Joshua said...


4:57 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Maalie, you are missing all the fun:

12:01 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Italy now???? I am quite jealous!!!

I have finally posted an answer to your "respectfully submitted" question from forever and ever ago.

Happy New Year Maalie!! I'll look forward to pictures from your latest jaunt!

6:55 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

You home yet Maalie?

4:57 pm  
Blogger Merisi said...

you beat me to the question. :-)
Maybe they are still debriefing him at the border?

9:56 pm  
Blogger Maalie said...

Hi Everyone! Yes, I'm back! Got back last night. I will try to put something up on the blog later today.

6:12 am  
Blogger Barbara said...

Beautiful photos and I love the melon.Happy New Year to you too.

12:38 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Just don't let the birds catch you Maalie!

2:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i take it that is you in te last photo. so, you are a good food lover!

and yes, the photo on my blog is one that my 20 year old daughter took of me when we visited maui in december. and, i am old...53. especially old to have an 11 year old daughter.

6:51 pm  
Blogger Maalie said...

test comment

5:09 pm  

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