Wednesday, June 25, 2008


There - I finally managed to get a Pearl Jam headline in. It was very, very strong tasting actually. I've started using more of it (in small pieces) in pasta and things because it flavours the rest of the dish so well.

I needn't have worried, acording to this article (which includes a recipie and method for chicken of the woods omlette) "This is an unmistakable mushroom and you will not confuse it with any poisonous species."

Sorry donkeys.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The last Post? Chicken Of The Woods


First, sniff out and stalk your chicken Then, see if it looks how you remember it should.... mmmmmmm, maybe... Next, carry a bit back to your boat Then....I don't know fry it or something.
Then, await tasting to see if it really is Chicken Of The Woods or alternatively, hallucinations, symptoms and death's sweet kiss. Should be interesting either way.

If I've got it wrong, thanks for reading my blog (really though - get a life), leave everything to the donkey sanctuary and compost what's left of me.


Monday, June 23, 2008

(A few pics from the) The Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival

Be careful how you say that after a few plastic-pinted "glasses"...

A family day out!

The floating gardens of Bollington

So long and thanks for all the folk.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Local Tele at the Middlewich Boat N' Folk Fest

Nigel Jay's epic travels reach Middlewich (includes films). I'll post some pics from middlewich soon.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Middlewich Bound...

Horse-Drawn and about to unhitch, Saturn on the way to the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival pictured on the Shroppie between Audlem and Nantwich. I intend to take Cosmos to the event which I might even be playing at somewhere. I think the horse must be Bonny.
Part of the event is a floating garden festival. The official link didn't work when I tried it so here's what GB had to say about it.
I'm hoping to get some sort of compost so I can grow some more plants (maybe some edible ones!). Without a car things like compost buying can be a bit of a problem, although I know a garden centre in Sutton, near Macclesfield which is right by the canal.
OOOOOhhhh I miss the lovely Macc canal. Not been there for 9 months or more and will head slowly, inexorably and happily in that direction after Middlewich I think.


Ghostly, Big Cheshire Skys

Just after I took the (negative) picture below, I was honoured to be in the presence of an enormous Barn Owl who silently apparitioned across my field of view, hovered, flew again, hovered looking down onto the ground and then flew over my shoulder. Five minutes later I watched dozens of fat pipistrelle bats dancing and hunting, sometimes playfully flicking each-other's wings. I was happy to be bait for the mosquitoes (I don't mind them that much anyway - many don't suck blood but live on nectar and other things and the ones which do are females who cannot become fertile until they have taken on mammalian blood) ...under a canal bridge because the bats were coming right to doing a hand brake turn millimeters in front of my eyes while another tried to race the first one to the insect. As this was all going on, large carp were gulping under the bridge and two toads crawled out of the undergrowth towards the water.........E C S T A S Y !


Monday, June 02, 2008

Gorgeous Boat...

Nice Surprise...

Bumped into ex-blogger and fellow Green Nutter Carrie the other day...