Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Pork Pies and a Thank You

First of all, I'd like to say a big thank you to all of my new followers. You are what makes the world go round. Less than three weeks ago I had fifty followers, and now I have nearly a hundred and fifty awesome people following my blog! Thank you all for your support, your lovely comments and your own entertaining, interesting and fun blogs.

In my last post I told a little porky. Lots of you have guessed at it, and some of you got it right, but first I have to say, I love rabbit - Margo makes a spectacularly tasty rabbit pie. In fact game is really quite popular around here. Many restaurants will serve dishes with rabbit, pheasant or venison, and you'll even occasionally find such things as pidgoen. All worth a try, and all really tasty (unless, of course, you're a vegetarian).

I'm also a bit uncouth, really, because I'll have red wine with just about any dish. I don't ignore the 'accompanying wine' recommendations, but I do love a glass of red.

So what was my porky? Well, sorry to disappoint, but I've never wanted to dress up in women's clothes and I've never wanted to play pantomime dame. Sad, aren't I? Thank you to those who said they thought I'd be a great drag queen, although pantomime dame isn't generally regarded as cross dressing around here because of the hairy legs and wellies.

Porky - rhyming slang: Pork pie - lie.

17 comments:

  1. Yeah, suuuuuuuuure you haven't...

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  2. Pork Pie sure looks good. I'm missing London now and the pub food.

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  3. LOL. I loved the idea of the first Crusader challenge. Now I just need to check with Margo that she hasn't seen you raiding her wardrobe...

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  4. I forgot to say the banner for Three Ravens is stunning!

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  5. My hubby and I love wild game too :)

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  6. That looks good! :)

    I just went back to read your Challenge post (I missed it before)--I love the way you put in the lie!

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  7. I've never had rabbit. Once I had that bird and a deer, also a buffalo that came from a farm, but never rabbit. I've never eaten with a cross dresser either. That's a good thing, I'd be embarrassed. So I think I'll hop over the pond and go to dinner with you and Margo and Dom too. We'll all have something wonderful. Wish I could.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

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  8. Hi, back! Missed a guess on the crusader challenge - but, I loved your post! So much personality! And great that you play so many instruments. Lovely to "meet" you!

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  9. I'm not sure I believe you. lol

    I have some venison in the freezer ... and elk, but I don't know what to do with them. I've never eaten either.

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  10. Sounds delightful and we love our game here in Kentucky as well :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  11. It's interesting how your writing has a British accent. I love it. I feel as though I am hearing your voice in my head. You sound like such fun and I am learning some new words. We folks in Florida don't have any really interesting words or charming accents. But we do have sun, and beaches, which we never go to because we are always working.

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  12. Hi Tony

    Nice to find out a little more about you. Of course despite the admission of distruthfulness, your avid readers will be forever endowed with an image of you in wellies and a frock!

    Enjoyed your posts Tony

    :Dom

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  13. Haha, loved that first comment ;) It is indeed great to be in touch with all these new people (well, new to me anyway :P)! Crusading rocks!!

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  14. Ah I don't think I have ever tasted rabbit.
    It was great fun reading your first crusader challenge and guessing :O)

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  15. Rabbit, Pheasant--sounds yummy. I'd have to have someone make it for me, too, though. I'm not the greatest of cooks.

    I came over from L'Aussie's to meet you. I'm the last in her series, the Writer's Journey to Publication. You commented about my journey that's about to end in publication of my first book, at age 70!: "Hi Ann, thank you for an interesting post. As an author who aspires to being published I feel encouraged by your story."

    I'm glad you felt inspired. And I'm glad to meet you and follow. I'm bookmarking your blog to come back later and read your stories. I'm not a serious sci-fi fan, but I do sometimes enjoy a well-written story in the genre. Keep writing!! (BTW, you have a GREAT smile! It would cheer anyone who drops by who might be feeling down!)

    Ann @ Long Journey Home

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  16. HI Tony! Thanks for your input about my novel cover:-) I really appreciate you stopping by. I have yet to make the rounds for the crusade. I think I've only covered about 30% at the moment. Sunday!! Sunday I will!! :-)

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  17. My dad and I were just talking about how it's not that uncommon to see rabbit in a grocery store these days.. :)

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