Friday, 20 October 2017

Seasonal Beer

I'd forgotten that most of my booze related posts were in the before times. Before I deleted the blog and then started it up again. Fickle? Maybe. Either way it means the year of Hobgoblin is gone! Also the year of Mr. Dan Ackroyd's Crystal Head vodka (still have the bottles). So, here we go.

Now, I'm a beer person. I started out as a beer person then switched to wine. Later I moved on to single malt or vodka and the occasional splash of tequila here and there. In the last decade I've landed solidly and honestly back on the side of hops. At this point in my metabolic life, I'm better off with a pint or half.

So, with a bit more effort than last week I went out and scored some seasonal brews. Wychwood Brewery's offerings are usually top of the list. Happy to say I scored some HobgoblinDunkel Fester, ScarecrowGinger Beard and, of course, Black Wych (isn't this t-shirt cool!).

I also picked up the Belgian Moon (USA) cause the label seemed seasonal and, well, pretty. I drank it the other night and would definitely get it again. A bit hopsy but with a nice hint of citrus. Haven't tried the St. Ambroise Pumpkin Ale (QC, Canada) so looking forward to that!

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

RIP - Gord Downie

Obit - Macleans


One of my two favourite chapters in The Hobbit is Flies and Spiders; the Mirkwood chapter. Nothing in any movie version has ever come close to my childhood imaginings of that dreaded, forbiding, dark, spooky place. I still find being alone in 'the woods' somewhat creepy. And thanks to Stranger Things, that has not changed.

So imagine my genuine delight when we bought this house and built a gate in our back fence to access the greenbelt behind it.  It's where we routinely walk our cats. There are trails in there for moose (yep, we've seen tracks), dogs, walkers, and mountain bikes, as well as ATVs (grrrrr !). There are also areas off the trails where the trees are so close together, well, very little could get through. We refer to those sections as Mirkwood. (You may recall my incredibly long winded post about people disappearing in the woods?)

Yeah, I bought this

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Made some muffins with the sugar pumpkin mush. I've made these 7 grain pumpkin chocolate muffins before and will again! After these cooled I was greedy and ate two. With my pumpkin tea. In my skeleton hand mug.

I didn't have much breakfast...really. The pumpkin pancakes have not happened.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Witchy-poo and drinky-poo

The witch was made by my mother-in-law. The Kahlua, well, what can I say? There's a dearth of Hobgoblin beer in this town. Argh!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hectic Times

I feel the need to do another double post to make up for the month's slow start.

So, remember I posted that things were getting hectic? Well, it's true. As well as still doing projects around our new home I've been working part-time. Where you ask?

Spirit Halloween, of course. Truly!

That has certainly helped whip up the old ectoplasm. And it's fun but talk about busy! I have today off. For which my feet and exhausted body are so very grateful.