Saturday, July 6, 2013

Semi naked Hector and sanky slugs.

Remember I mentioned that I was waiting for a review on onlinebookclub. At last it was published and I was relieved to see that it was a lovely review. You can read it here.

Also remember that I said I had had a video interview? The interview was published on line a few days ago and as feared I should have realised it was to be a video rather than just a phone call and at least dried my hair and tarted myself up a bit. And also as feared, at around the 10 minute mark Hector makes his appearance behind me. Antonia the interviewer is laughing, and I thought she was laughing at my witty and intelligent comments - not a bit of it, she was howling with laughter as a semi naked Hector moves backwards and forwards, mopping behind me. You can check it out here.

The garden continues to frustrate and give pleasure in equal measures. The courgettes and cucumbers have flowers on them and I still have loads of tomatoes. I made tomato juice a couple of days ago, stewing a few pounds of tomatoes with half an onion, a stick of celery and a handful of parsley. Stewed for 45 minutes then added some hot sauce, salt, sugar and Worcestershire sauce, blended and strained. Delicious - just missing the vodka. The recipe is here.



However, I have made an important discovery. I think the garden has sanky slugs. Something is only attacking the foreign plants. Look at Hector's corn. Tall, green and perfect.


Even more of it here - all looking delicious.



Now look at my corn. Eaten to bits.


I can think of no other explanation as to why the Dominican corn, peas, yuca and pumpkin have not been touched, and yet most of what I have planted has been munched. Obviously the insects in this garden only like vegetables from overseas - all sankies.



8 comments:

  1. Great interview! LOL at Hector doing his domestic duties and distracting the interviewer. He is very fit though.... Is he available for hire?? Anyways, its amazing the things you have been through yet you stay positive. I am happy that things are now turning around for you.

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    1. Glad you liked the inteview. Hector will be 30 tomorrow - unattached so probably yes I should rent him out. Never seen him wearing a T shirt though!

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  2. Nice interview and, yes, Hector can mop my floors anytime sin playera.

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    1. Ha. I will put you on the list then.

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  3. I laughed out loud linds when Hector appeared , great interview, lots of love Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo! I wonder if Hector will go viral!

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  4. Lindsay, thank you so much for sharing your story with me:) I had a blast doing it! I loved meeting Hector, he made it that much more FUN!! Like everyone here has said, I would love to have him mop my floors.
    Your story has inspired many:)

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    1. Ok Antonia you too on floor list! Was great talking to you and so pleased people are inspired. Thanks again.

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