The latest addition to the Invergarry Lodge arsenal is a bicycle made for two. Early tests show it’s easy to use as long as Jenny stays at the rear and I promise not to try and ride no handed. The latest test run through the village have proved that cycling up hill is no easier with two, especially after stopping for cake. Unfortunately, being at the front stops me from checking that Jen is actually pedalling – lets just say I have my doubts.
In other news, Jen the little forager has got her eyes permanently open for free food these days and decided get her hands on some of the mushrooms that are all over the forest floor. As well as bagging another load of Bilberries, we ended up with this lot.
We didn’t really know which ones where poisonous or not so we ended up with quite a collection which we tried to identify when we got back. The white ones in the middle are definitely poisonous, the clue is in the name – deathcaps. The ones we could identify (chantrelles, oyster etc) we used in a special recipe – Cheese-on-toast-a-la-Jenneson – simply delicious, but there wasn’t “mushroom” for dessert!
We also found time to take Dylan the wonder dog to the Lochaber Agricultural Show. We thought it would be good to get him socialized with other dogs and after a poor start (hiding under the van from a terrier for 10 minutes) he got a bit braver and made some friends.
He even insisted he enter the pet parade, unfortunately he didn’t win (probably because he needed the toilet mid-parade) but it was a valiant effort and he got a rosette for taking part and he celebrated when he got home.