Friday, August 08, 2008

Been to the Library

Looking for inspiration I went to the library. But it turned into quite an emotional day for memories!

I picked up these books



and brought them home, but before I had a chance to flip through them I had a meeting with my neighbour and the 'Rights of Way' Officer. Our local farmer is trying it on again.
I had never met the Rights of Way Officer (Colin) before, so it was quite a shock to meet someone who reminded me so much of my father. A big man with such a happy face...



I was quite tearful when I got in. So I sat down with a coffee and my books,the first page the book opened too was this



Picalilli, I remember dad, making this, sat at the kitchen table chopping up onion and cauliflower, he was a seafarer so a good cook and passionate about his food. I must admit his picalilli was good.



Lemon Curd, reminded me of my Nana, have no idea what she did with it, but when ever I see it, or smell it, it reminds me of her



During my blog hopping recently someone was looking for a beetroot chutney recipe, I can't for the life of me remember who it was, so if you see this let me know and I will pass on the recipe!



and finally still seeking inspiration for Christmas. Last year as you may or may not remember I was part of the Christmas in progress blog. I signed up for this year and am embarressed to admit I have done nothing, zilch, zero! I hope something inspires me soon!

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

A sweet and nostalgic post Libby.....
Have a wonderful weekend....

Denise said...

Picallilli!
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! With pork pie!
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Dx

Shammickite said...

It was ME! I made some beetroot chutney years ago and we all really enjoyed it. But the recipe has long gone! But that was when I had a garden and grew my own beetroots (or beets as they are called here in canada).

lottie said...

How wonderful to have such happy family memories.

Looks like you are going to be kept busy with all those books