The duckling family which inspired last week's Artisan Rainbow post has now sadly decreased from a dozen tiny ducklings to nine, but they're considerably more grown up in just those few days and are getting curious about their surroundings. Last year there were several duck families on this stretch of river and the mums were all extremely cautious of people. We wonder if someone has been feeding this year's only family though because they are all surprisingly relaxed about being near to people.
Parsley Cashew Pesto recipe at Scaling Back blog. I served mine hot swirled into egg-free short spaghetti with mushrooms, and topped the dish with a generous shake of Simple Vegan's Not Parmesan. Even Dave said it tasted good - praise indeed!
In blogging news, I've almost caught up with replying to all your lovely comments (meaning I'm within within a week of the most recent!) so I'm pleased with that. However I have noticed that since Google discontinued Google+ it's now not always possible to tell where non-Blogger visitors have their own blogs. If you feel I owe you a few visits and I never arrive, please do include your blog link in your comment here!
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On my blogs this week were:
Books From The Backlog - Alone In Berlin by Hans Fallada
Cover Characteristics - Railways
Free Pizza by G C McRae spotlight + #Giveaway + Guest Post
The Pale-Faced Lie by David Crow review + #Giveaway
The Suspects by Katharine Johnson spotlight + #Giveaway + Excerpt
New Rwanda: From Hell to Heaven by Patricia Bamurangirwa review
In The Sun by Mixie Plum review + #Giveaway
Hypnosis: A Return to the Past by Maria Inês Rebelo review
The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal review
Seven Pretty Flowerpots / Planters #GiftIdeas
Have a great week!