And It Would Be …..

Well my friend Dayle got it right – though Yellowdog Granny’s mind was obviously going in the same direction as a few friends who ventured a guess on Facebook and via e-mail. It is indeed a Citrus press. I will give it a try at lunch tomorrow – not that anything on the menu requires lemon juice but more because I want to try it.  And I may follow Jacques suggestion and see if it works as a funnel.

I have to admit I was rather at a loss as to what Platinum Silicone was – but a quick Google reveals its a method of curing the silicone to increase its tensile strength.  Who knew?

And Dayle as the winner you have your choice of one of these lovely fridge magnets imported from Italy at great expense.  Let me know by e-mail which one you wish to grace the door of your Kalvinator!  Or maybe you can use it on that freezer you’re so fond of????

19 novembre/November – Santa Matilde di Hackeborne

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And This Would Be???????

Gary and I have been friends for at least the past 40 years – barring the odd time when I was in a snit about something but come to think of it even then he was still my friend – and still he never fails to surprise and delight me.  Take for example the little gift we received from him today to welcome us to the new apartment.

Bright! Eye catching! And highly utilitarian! Something that no home should be without.  And I’ll think of him every time I use it!

Okay so what the hell is it?  The first person who can tell me what it is will get their choice from the wonderful collection of  fridge magnets I bought back from Italy – all, I might add giving you a broad hint, food related.

Any guesses?


17 novembre/November – Gregorio il Taumaturgo

Canine Accoutrement

A second dog related post??? Have you gone rabid, I can hear my faithful reader ask. No, but while I’m working on a few other things I thought I’d share a few daschie related photos and observations.

There were no cute little puppy parcels under the tree or dog bones cunning festooned with red ribbon at Christmas but that did not mean the HFH didn’t get a gift. To start the New Year they were presented with a new puppy cushion – which Nicky chewed a hole in within the first 30 minutes.

Here’s themselves lounging in the canine comfort of their newly acquired and chewed-in cushion:

But you know who really needs a cushion when you can simply make yourself comfortable on another puppy’s head?

And they were not the only one’s to receive a New Year’s gift. Our friends Peter and Joe saw this little item and immediately thought of us – or rather thought of our dogs and then us! This little whimsical canine candelabra has given me an idea for a daschie themed table setting for the next dinner party. We have the dachshund knife rests, dachshund napkins, a dachshund decanter and now something for the centre of the table.

And no! I will not be serving sausage!!!!!!

03 gennaio – Santa Genoveffa