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Every happy family is happy

Daughter: Are these new cheese-graters?

Me: Yes. I bought them with you in mind.

Daughter: Hell yeah! I f****ing love cheese graters!!!

I am thinking this would delight the workers at ye old cheese grater factory...

In other news, I am reading Cornwell's Azincourt. Same tall dark taciturn hero. Basically Richard Sharpe does Henry V. But that is ok. Such men exist. He simply chooses to write about them. I am sure there were chubby little bundles of sunshine at Waterloo and Azincourt too. (Archie Kennedy, anyone?) The man is not required to write about them if he chooses not to.

The story has a hallucinatory quality, we are at the siege of Harfleur, to which WS devoted about one scene, the book does better-- plate armor, cannon, underground sappers fighting in tunnels, trenches, horses, and what is probably cholera.

We have not gotten to the feast of Crispian-- soon.

Hope you are all well.


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Feb. 20th, 2016 12:16 am (UTC)
That reminds me (by way of contrast) of when I bought a second-hand cheese grater a few months ago at a charity shop - a bargain, I thought, at 50p. My daughter refused to eat anything that had been prepared with it, complaining that it would be unhygienic, which I thought a strange objection, considering that I'd washed it thoroughly.

She even went to the extent of recording videos of various of her friends on her phone, echoing her insistence that second-hand graters were gross. (I still use it when she's not around, though.)
Feb. 20th, 2016 10:55 am (UTC)
posts like this one remind me why you are a total treasure !

from Tolstoy to cheese graters to Agincourt in one post - only our Eglantine..

and you make smile too because Archie and Agincourt ..well that would be telling but a forthcoming book about a certain Frigate may well connect the two:)

Glad C is happy with your latest culinary purchase - my flat mate here has three cheese graters including a big rotary one circa 1950s at least

Dark saturnine heroes - and their social history - Lord Byron has much to answer for in that regard :)

off to make coffee and post poems now
Feb. 22nd, 2016 12:01 am (UTC)
Hell yeah! I f****ing love cheese graters!!!
We all have our kinks. I'm sure there must be a tumblr devoted to cheese graters. I came across one devoted entirely to pineapples recently.

I'm glad C is delighted with your new grater.
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