Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ka-bloom! (Our flower explosion)

Pretty much all of the Greater Daglan Area has exploded into bloom, thanks to some decent periods of rain and now an immense amount of sunshine. (So, did you get “Ka-bloom!”? It’s like “Ka-boom,” only … okay, okay, you got … Continue reading

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And how was lunch? Simply delumptious!

You may not think that delumptious is actually a word, but my wife Jan uses it when we have something that’s truly delicious and scrumptious, and so it must be correct. Certainly delumptious is an excellent way to describe the … Continue reading

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And then there were three (foals)

We’re having a bit of a baby boom here in Daglan. (No, not me personally. Thank you, however.) The incidence of horse births seems to be rising. At least in the field near us, the number of births is up … Continue reading

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Paella pointers, and other tidbits

Why does Nigella Lawson insist on pronouncing paella with an “l” sound? I don’t know. But I do know that (a) the dish should be pronounced in the Spanish manner, something like pie-AY-uh,  and (b) that it is one of … Continue reading

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