19 December 2010

A red moon for the holidays

This year, the winter solstice brings us a wondrous gift: a total lunar eclipse!

Click here to check the marvellous Mr Eclipse for detailed viewing times and locations, or here for more information; and click here for a fun list of NASA activities.

Could there be anything better worth staying up for on the shortest day of the year? We'll be serving hot chocolate, tea, little shot glasses of glowing liqueurs and a tray of homemade cookies (moon shaped, of course) on our boat for the viewing!

The Moon's North Wind's cooky.
He bites it, day by day,
Until there's but a rim of scraps
That crumbles all away. 
The South Wind is a baker.
He kneads clouds in his den.
And bakes a crisp new moon that...
greedy... North Wind... eats again!
Vachel LindsayThe Moon's the North Wind's Cooky (What The Little Girl Said)

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Occasional vignettes from the life of a charter chef who loves simply messing about on boats.

"I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brains and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world."
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