Bed & Breakfast nr Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent

Posts made in April, 2012

Sunset 27th April

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Sunset 27th April

              This was the sunset behind the farmhouse this evening.  Doesn’t get much better.   And is making me think longingly of long hot summer evenings with the sun setting and slowly sinking, accompanied by the smell of roses, honeysuckle and...

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Have I been very wicked……..??

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Have I been very wicked……..??

              This is half the result of a tray of rain-damaged strawberries that I was given by a friend who had found them at Edenbridge market. And yes, I did feel guilty that they weren’t English but, and a big but….. it did mean a lovely batch of early strawberry jam for breakfasts.  What’s more, it set like an absolute...

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A different type of visitor……!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

A different type of visitor……!

              I couldn’t believe my eyes when I put Fen out yesterday at around midnight only to find her sniffing this adorable little chap sitting on the wall at the edge of the lawn.    He thankfully appeared quite unfazed by either Fen, who quickly wandered off in search of other more interesting things, or myself so I was able to take this lovely picture.   It’s a long time since we’ve noticed hedgehogs at Charcott and...

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BABA GANOUSH – An Aubergine Dip

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

BABA GANOUSH – An Aubergine Dip

              As we have guests staying here from all over the world, I thought it might be fun to ask them for recipes to add to the web site blog on a regular basis, particularly during the summer months.   The instructions for this delicious dip were given to us by the two guests who left this morning and since we have friends to dinner tonight, I’ve made it ready in anticipation. Ingredients: 3 or 4 plump aubergines 100g plain yoghurt teaspoon sesame seed...

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New chooks at Charcott

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Life at Charcott

New chooks at Charcott

And here are our new babies.  Brought back yesterday afternoon and all looking slightly scared and bewildered at being suddenly surrounded by grass  and space – to say nothing of finding themselves  at the bottom of the pecking order.  But adjusting and settling in nicely and himself said there was even a tiny round egg tucked in amongst the usual big ones this morning.  So all bodes well, the older ladies are being tolerant, the cockerel has a new glint in his eye (!) and with a...

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