Yesterday we had an errand to run near the airport so we drove the 45 minutes down the spine of the island to southern parts.
After our brief errand we went into the ancient capital, Castletown, where we warmed our hands around mugs of strong Costa Coffee, looking out at the bay and the castle.
Then a short stroll to the local butcher shop to buy some carnivore treats. A pack of venison and one of their special homemade pies made it into my shopping bag. The pie was steak and kidney, one of my all time favourites since childhood when it was always referred to as "snake and pygmy pie" by my dad.
We crossed the bridge, where I took this photo of a very moody looking harbour,
... before driving back home along the scenic west coast.
In our absence Elfie had been amusing himself by pretending he was in a scene from Titanic
"Snake and Pygmy pie". I love it.ReplyDelete
So do I!Delete
Nice capture of the atmospheric harbour.ReplyDelete
In reality it was a little brighter than the photo suggests but as I was facing the sun my phone camera over compensated. I quite liked the moody quality though.Delete
snake and pygmy was also a pie flavour in our household (as was Kate & Sidney), now I realize my grandfather wasn't original with it.ReplyDelete
Oh, same here...Delete
Kate and Sidney with us, and still a firm family favourite.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely moody photo of the harbour.
Yours sounds posher than ours.Delete
I'm sorry but I disagree with the practice of putting pygmies into pies. Just because pygmies are small in stature doesn't mean that we should treat them as meat products. They are people too!ReplyDelete
Ah, but so very, very tasty.Delete
I haven't heard either of these before but then I don't often have the chance for a "cake and piddely" pie!ReplyDelete
Grab one if you can.Delete
Oh dear! Your dad sounds like a funny guy! At least elfie left the liquor alone!ReplyDelete
My dad was always trying to make us laugh.Delete
I presume you are referring to Kate and Sidney pies; as with Bovey Belle above.ReplyDelete
Sounds posher doesn't it.Delete
"Kate and Sidney" here too. The local English butcher - "The Bacon Joint"- makes excellent pies and his S&K's are wonderful, not worth making your own.ReplyDelete
A very atmospheric photo of the harbour. Glad Elfie hasn't found your secret stash of Christmas booze - he'd likely scoff the lot!
I shall have to quickly guzzle all the booze before he finds it.Delete
Whatever name you use for it, it doesn't sound yummy to me. I have never had one and probably never will... More for you, I guess! ;)ReplyDelete
Bring it on!Delete
I am loving the Elfie photos.....this one made me laugh! I need an Elfie!ReplyDelete
I post a daily Elfie adventure on my Facebook page for my niece's two little ones and share one or two on here whenever I do a blog post. I am glad he makes you laugh.Delete