Caleb is Looking For a Mint Leaf

Daiquiri’s and dinner. Well, Caleb has just returned to the kitchen inquiring about my mint leaf! It seems that daddy gave his up and now Caleb looks to me!

I’m sat here writing this as the children enjoy a movie before bed. Daddy is still working from the living room table, sipping his frozen strawberry daiquiri. A taste of heaven.

My morning encompassed the making of 3kg of Damson jam, made with the frozen pulp of last years damson crop, a bit of home schooling and a luncheon of ‘Dadda’s Club Sandwiches’. You’re either in the club, or not! So we all joined The Club’!

Slightly more laid back this afternoon, though the odd meltdown was to be had as per usual. But come 5 o’clock I figured another strawberry daiquiri was in order. Remember, I should have been sipping it to the music of Cuba, the sun, the sea and South Beach today.

Tonight’s dinner for the little people was a homemade cottage pie with peas and a Danish pastry for dessert. However, when it came to dessert, a major incident happened as poor Caleb went to put his plate in the dishwasher. Remus, who knows Caleb is the littlest, snuck over to the dinner table and wolfed down his raisin and cinnamon twist. Not the first time that this has happened I might add and I imagine, it certainly will not be the last.

Naughty Remus. And I smile now as predictive text popped up with ‘Remus’ as I was writing the word ‘Naughty’. He scarpered and Caleb screamed. Caleb was easily settled with a chocolate and raisin granola bar. But he was muttering that he hated the dogs and they hated him for a good 5 minutes.

Okay that’s almost the end of our day. Better go find their Jim jams.

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A Gay Dad reflecting on life in the Shires of England with my not so famous five and two rapscallion Dalmatian hounds

27 thoughts on “Caleb is Looking For a Mint Leaf”

    1. Thank you for stopping by. And thank you for your comment. I am happy that people have interacted with my diary blog on a personal level. It sometimes melts my heart. Yes we have our crazy family life, so maybe lots to note or comment on. I think that engagement is key… 🙂


  1. Ah, great. You work in kilos too. I once made a 2 kilo chocolate and brownie cake.
    In the end we had to offer some to the neighbors, it was too much to eat.

    OMG, that dog stealing Caleb’s dessert! I can soooo see that happen!

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    1. Yes Kg for me, unless it is a Victoria sponge cake! Isn’t it funny, my first bakes cake at around 12 years old, a recipe from a women’s magazine pullout – a far cry from marvel comics (lol). 6oz butter, 6oz sugar, 3 eggs and 6oz flour! The only imperial measurements I have ever used!

      I love that your brownies were plentiful Macey. Your neighbours thought it was Christmas!

      Remus is a very bold dog. It’s only poor Caleb that he picks on! Naughty Remus! Haha, I love goat Remus’s name comes automatically after I write ‘Naughty’ lol (I’ve already said that lol) 😉

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      1. Hahaha, you can’t imagine the problems I had to get used to kilos and CL and stuff like that. I thought I’d never learn!

        Remus has to be a real character if your phone thinks he’s the prime suspect for all things naughty hahaha!!

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  2. Andi, the damson jam sounds wonderful.
    How lucky your family is to have you making the homemade jams! 🙂
    Plum jam is actually my favorite kind and I am savoring the last of my Dalmatia plum spread today and will be ordering more soon, there is no sugar in this spread and it’s thick and just perfect in taste!

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    1. A great sounding spread. Dalmatia Plum! Wonderful name. Remus is whining for the mother land (or father). Mind you, I believe that Queen Coleoptera kept Dalmatians! Clearly they were a lot less bother than Anubis, but even so, she managed to keep her cool we out them scampering around her court! Have a lovely afternoon Margie 😊

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      1. Poor Remus! Thanks Andi, and may you enjoy the rest of your day.( I guess your day is actually ending soon so I just hope it was a fabulous one.)
        So far,my day has been a good one. 🙂 I am off on a walk now with Hank and my better-half.

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  3. Those drinks look good, and I love the color! Reminds me of the frozen milky smoothies I love to have sitting by the creek in the heat of summer. It is like ice cream or, in this case, sorbet in a glass!

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  4. Haha Remus said you “snooze you lose, Caleb.” Oh the antics of dogs, or having a Scooby Doo in the house. 🤣😂

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      1. Scooby Doo was always snatching Shaggy’s food when he wasn’t looking. Lol Poor Caleb has a lot to learn. Hahaha Meanwhile, Remus is good and full.

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      2. Scooby was wasn’t he? Naughty Scooby (yes, Remus’s name just popped up! Lol

        I have to add that Tara has just found Scooby doo on Netflix! She loves him and has binge- watched lots! Lol I lived the movies from the naughtiest. Freddy Prinzen Jr and Sarah Michelle Geller! Class Act 😂

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      3. I used the cartoon faithfully and enjoyed the movies with my daughter, as well. They are hilarious. Scary tails. Lol

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      1. My husband has a dog that swears was trained, but that now gets on my table whenever the mood strikes her. She’s 15, so she gets some leeway, but….

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      2. On the table… that’s pretty nimble for a 15 year old! You have to smile I guess! Well, that and get out the antibacterial spray! Lol. Thank you for sharing Kristie 🙂


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