Pippa Delaney’s Guide To Life 29/04/13 to 06/05/13



Hello darling Haroldites,

What a week I’ve had in Veggie! Veggie! Veggie!

With the spell of beautiful weather we’ve been having I’ve been inundated with requests for my picnics, BBQ packs and our charming pavement café has proven very popular too.  Although I do wish that certain people would actually order something rather than just take up a table, a glass of tap water doesn’t really justify sitting there for 6 hours.

This week, I’ve introduced some new delights to our menu, using all locally sourced fresh produce of course, and can now offer goats cheese and pomegranate quiches, fresh tofu and raspberry coulis parfait and a delicious nut and lentil cassoulet.  We have also a fine selection of locally grown and produced elderflower, blackberry, and nettle cordials. Perfect for this lovely sunny weather!

Aside from those fantastic new offerings, I can assure my regular visitors that we will still be offering our celeriac and tofu tartlets, the hearty and wholesome selection of consommés, and of course, our delicious selection of organic salads, including my favourite couscous, pine nut and carrot salad. Yummy!

Hopefully these sunny days are here to stay for a while, and we’ll all be able to dine alfresco. Remember to order your picnic hampers and BBQ platters from Veggie! Veggie! Veggie! before the rush!

And talking of alfresco dining, I had the lovely Rev. Tansy call round the other evening asking if Dommy and I would consider allowing our beautiful garden to be used for this year’s Sunday School picnic.

Now you all know how much I love to help out community activities and try to integrate into our chosen environment at every opportunity (which it wouldn’t hurt certain people to remember), but as we’ve just had our delightful garden fully landscaped, I sadly felt that I must decline Tansy’s quite forceful request.

Not to worry though, I’ve offered the use of the long paddock for the picnic, and will provide the children with a healthy, organic, ethically sourced Veggie! Veggie! Veggie! picnic.  Although I would have expected a person of the cloth to have been a little more grateful.

On the subject of children, I was quite delighted to find that dear Simon has been working hard, and creating lots of useful things with the new 3-D printer we bought him.  He won’t tell us quite what it is that he’s producing, but from the grunts of exertion coming from his bedroom, I just know it’s a masterpiece! Dommy and I are so proud of him, he’s overcome just so much and always keeps a stiff upper lip.  Of course, he’s had it hard, but he just doesn’t take it lying down, the darling, and we know that we will stand proud when he finally lets us into his secret!

I’m also rather surprised, but pleasantly so, to report that Simon and Dom have been ‘bonding’ rather more than normal lately, and I was overjoyed to hear that they’ve taken a leaf out of my book and starting having regular grooming sessions at the local male-grooming salon.  It’s lovely that father and son can take this time out together.

Darling Melanie and I are hoping to get away for a few days next week for a girls pampering session, as sadly, Pippa Time has been lacking this week.

Melanie has been so busy with her work as a lookalike that the poor dear looks quite run-down, so this will be a much-needed treat for the little poppet.

And for me!

That’s all for this week my dears,


Pippa X