Grateful Dolphins

27 Dec

It’s now 2 days after Christmas Day and I’m being properly pathetic 😳 .

Picked up at least swamp fever or something similarly ‘orrible.  So far of the 11 Christmas diners, 4 have succumbed.  As yet there has been no blame attached to my superior cooking skills mainly due, I suspect, to the fact that speech is only possible through grunting and pointing.  Luckily J is fine so far so I am being waited upon “hand and foot”.  😀 .  Usually I manage to jump out of the way of the foot.

Couldn’t face the keyboard yesterday but this evening I have been incredibly brave and am sitting here, mug of Lemsip in hand, doing what bloggers do.  (Well maybe not exactly what bloggers do…they do have some disgusting habits you know)

I thought I’d share with you the recipe I use for gratin dauphinoise, grateful dolphins – to The Bleating Sheep who did German (not French) at school – seeing it’s so popular in our household.  Well…at least it was up until Christmas Day… 😦 .


Posted by on December 27, 2010 in General Drivel


4 responses to “Grateful Dolphins

  1. Florene

    December 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Egads… just writing about our Pneumonia guest transmitted a cousin right to your home! That’s an awful reward for all your hard work. Take care of yourself, and take care of J if she’s susceptible to such attacks. Fatdog is likely, uh….. fat & happy.

    Have a safe and sane New Year’s!

  2. Scott

    December 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    That cheered me up enormously. I’m not well either you see, and I’m not getting the required sympathy here at home.


  3. Iain-down under

    December 28, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Hi Ken,

    Wish I could say that we did the ‘barbie on the beach’ thing but whilst our weather hasn’t quite been as bad as yours, it wasn’t the weather to be on the beach this Christmas. Over half the east coast of Australia is flooded and down our way in Melbourne it was just cold and we couldn’t get rain to save our pathetic cricket team from a pommy hiding during the Boxing Day test. Some consolation is that it is forecast to be 38c on New Years Eve!

  4. fatdogwalks

    December 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Flu-bugs are rife in this part of the world. It’s almost impossible to miss them all this year Florene. J had the start of one a week ago which fortunately didn’t develop. I have a few candidates for the origins of mine – death squads have been sent out!
    Hope Clay’s pneumonia is on the mend.
    Happy New Year when it comes. 😀

    Don’t worry Scott…come over here. J is in a particularly sympathetic mood just now…really should make the most of it. 😀

    Saw the reports Iain…pretty horrible stuff…your weather wasn’t up to much either. 😆 Imagine whining pathetically at the umpire…your Captain wasn’t trying to change sides by any chance? Tried to find the word (whinging/wingeing/whingeing) in the dictionary but it doesn’t seem to exist…must be an Aussie thing.
    That’s some shift in the weather up to 38C ! We’ve now crawled above zero and are left with an unsightly mess of slush, residual ice and ever dwindling heaps of snow from the clearing of driveways. Hope your Christmas went well even if it wasn’t a scorcher.


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