Upcoming Events

  1. Belleisle fright night

    October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Traditional medicine and herbs used in the time of Robert Burns

    November 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Post Christmas recipes and a wet nature walk

Like many I am feeling heavy after the Christmas fare, despite not eating a Christmas day dinner! There has been a long season of entertainment all with excess calories so I thought I would cook a winter hearty food and then go for a stroll to walk excess calories away.

Out into the rain then […]

Over-ripe fruit and flaccid veg

pan of fruit cooking

My Mum says she hates waste. Of course I am the chief offender as far as she is concerned. I try and tell her I am just maintaining my trim figure. And the stinky house dogs love having my scraps as gravy anyhow so where is the waste?

She was on one of her bandwagon […]

Washing days and creaky joints

I love steaming my old joints over the stove

Mum says Mondays used to be washing days when she was wee, but that was in the olden days before machines did the work and at least 100 kitty generations ago. Now any day can be a washing day. I am very happy about this […]

The Hearth Dragon and the Tiddler

cat on aga and baking

Me relaxing on the Aga in dragon heat

You have probably worked out by now that I am named the Tiddler by my adopted household. I am sure its because of my daintiness: I keep my weight to under 3kg, I’m a petite puss. It has been mooted that I have the […]