A splendid time was had by all last night as we enjoyed the Harbins version of 'Master Chef'. At the helm,
Eldest son DARYL (right), cousin JUSTIN (left) keeping a watchful
eye on things and Master of the House Hugh.
Daryl's 'starter' was
PARMESAN CUSTARD with ANCHOVY TOAST
HADDOCK BOUILLABAISSE with MUSSELS and PRAWNS
NEW POTATOES and on the side a ROUILLE with
those CHEESES (including a lovely New Forest LYBURN)
and GRAPES on that platter.
As if I hadn't done enough already, the Cheese Board and all, today I resumed the mantle of Lord of the Manor again, but with one slight difference. This time the whole family have departed for a few days in Devon to enjoy the delights of the Gidleigh Park Hotel and host Celebrity Chef Micheal Caines. Sounded good on the surface, all those 'wild parties' here while they are away, but this is how my first day panned out. The traps were of priority, it having been a mild, overcast and still night which produced a new species for the property by way of a dark
3 distinct shades or colour and pattern of
Then came the dogs
the 'guardian of the front door.
belongs to Jan a family friend but when you're in charge of the
whole caboodle then you have to look after all comers.
in the coup before you publish the Blog.
CRESTA as well. Not at all Joan - just don't mention