Cowart's Common Room
Happy Days

Our neighbours have been away and asked if i would look after their house. They have milk delivered - proper milk in bottles, full of cream, the sort that the blue tits pilfer.
For several days bottles of this have accumulated in our fridge until the milk has no longer poured out of the bottle owing to the thickness of the cream. But I have just eaten a bowl of strawberries and acacia honey lubricated with this magnificent 'top of the milk.' Ah! memories of childhood - food just doesn't get any better than this.
In fact it has been a most pleasant weekend for passing the Red Cross shop in town I saw they were selling Nick Hornby's 'Slam' for 1. I love Nick Hornby but this book about teenage angst and babies had passed me by. It is witheringly funny as are all of Nick Hornby's books, and so well observed. It's touching too. I have been reading it most of the day in between weekend chores. Now its the dishwasher to empty and re-stack, then the ironing and then The White Queen. Whose head will roll tonight? Maybe I should take up knitting and call myself Defarge.

Posted at 28th Jul 2013 - 07:45PM   Posted by Fennie   Happy Days Comments: 4

Withy Brook's Avatar George and a vat of marmsey.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 28th Jul 2013 at 10:11PM

Camilla's Avatar Are you referring to Shakespeare's Richard 111 Withy.?

Posted by: Camilla on 29th Jul 2013 at 02:05AM

Camilla's Avatar I remember when milk was delivered in bottles on one's doorstep when I was younger, and finding that birdy's had cheekily pecked through the silver foil top to get the cream off it.

What a bargain Fennie with book for 1, have not read anything by Hornby but come to mention it I am sure my son left me a book by this author along with lots of others books complete with a tall bookcase he had no further use for. Shall check up on this book later Fennie. I know that Nick Hornby wrote About A Boy title and had in mind the actress Rosamund Pike for a future film but instead she has decided to write a screenplay herself and has asked Hornby for tips and advice.

Missed The White Queen on TV, love the writings of Phillipa Gregory too.

Perhaps I could take up knitting too Fennie.!Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 29th Jul 2013 at 02:28AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Any one remember the bags of milk in the 70s?
With the plastic holder to put them in... woe betide anyone who tried to open them without putting them in the holder first... like my friendRolling Eyes

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 30th Jul 2013 at 10:21AM

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