Six word Saturday

Which dessert did we each choose?

Chocolate and almond brownie or creme brulé with berry coulis?  Which one do you think Tish would choose?  To protect the innocent I kept my camera in my handbag throughout our meeting, but I really couldn’t resist sharing our dessert.

I had expected to be nervous meeting Tish Farrell, but somehow there wasn’t time for nerves.  Before I knew it I’d scurried down the steps and into her arms.  She and husband Graham had kindly suggested picking us up from our apartment to go out for supper and, after a full-on day, we were almost in danger of being late!

Many of you will know Tish from her writings “on the Edge”.  Wenlock Edge, in lovely Shropshire, to be precise, where she tends her garden and allotment with huge enthusiasm, in the minutes purloined from writing.  With gently self deprecating humour, she shares a slice of her life and a little Monday Magic.  Her skill as a raconteur and respect for our world combine in the telling of The Mysterious Stiperstones.  But when Tish writes about her time spent in Africa the whole page lights up- The Way We Were~More from the Kenya Diary.  It’s a passion shared with her husband.

Because we were a foursome talk was mostly of Much Wenlock and its beautiful surrounds.  Tales of village life were delivered with a twinkle of fun. Conversation was easy.  The food was good.  Graham became an honorary blogger for a little while, and we were enveloped in the warmth of good companionship.  They would make lovely neighbours, and I found the perfect timbered cottage nearby.

Did you guess which sweet Tish had?  I forgot to tell you that we were in The Green Dragon, in Little Stretton, and very nice it was too.  Debbie’s a little short on words for Six Word Saturday this week.  I must have borrowed them!


  1. They both look delicious, but that chocolate and almond brownie looks particularly enticing. So how many fellow bloggers have you met now, Jo? You must be keeping track. It’s such a nice way to expand your circle of friends. 🙂

    1. I’ll have to think, Cathy! You were the first and I remember how nervous I was 🙂 🙂 Oh, no- there was Alyson in the Algarve too! Have to be careful not to forget anybody. 9, I think, with Tish 🙂 Quite amazing, isn’t it?

      1. Not recovering yet? It’s been a while, Anna! I’m much luckier. I just twisted it climbing a very awkward hill in the wrong shoes and setting off the arthritis in it. It’s a lot better today. 🙂

  2. I’m thinking you had the chocolate Jo. How wonderful that you and Tish, along with the boys, had a chance to get together. A lovely shout out to Tish and I agree with your kind words describing her and her posts.

      1. Pooooor you, Jo! Please forgive me for laughing though, your sense of humour is ❤️. Have a nice cuppa and give that knee a good rest.😍

    1. Not sure that I could have ordered a bit of both, Rosemay, but I know what you mean. It was a lovely trip, in spite of wasp stings and twisted knees, thanks! 🙂 🙂

      1. Oh no I have just read about the wasp sting on your previous post Jo – not good to hear and the knee doesn’t sound like much fun either 😦 I do hope you are feeling much better now! 🙂

  3. Faced with these yummy looking delectables, it just makes sense to order both. Nothing else makes much sense! I look forward to checking on Tish’s African memories …! What a fun get together!


    1. Tish has some fabulous articles, and books with an African bias, Peta. If you’ve not come across her before have a good look around the website. She’s a gem! 🙂 🙂

  4. Both desserts look so good. You had the creme brulee. I would have gone for the chocolate brownie and ice-cream…because I just love ice-cream. Hope you are having a good weekend, Jo. It’s already Saturday night here, another busy weekend 🙂 🙂 ❤

    1. I’m not committing myself just yet, Mabel, but I do love creme brulé. 🙂 🙂 No zumba because of a twisted kneecap. I will go scrambling where an older lady oughtn’t to. 🙂 🙂

  5. I don’t know about yous, but I would go for the chocolate and almond brownie every time.
    I’ve doubled my six word quota this week, Jo. There must be something in the air.

  6. Oh, Jo. Now I’m going to cry and laugh at the same time – rain and sun to make a Monkey’s Wedding. What a very nice time we had. And now I feel like someone famous. Txxxx

  7. What a magical time meeting up and I can feel the sparkle of companionship! 😀❤️ Oh, these both look delicious…glad you got a chance to take a photo of them – I laughed at how the men’s desserts vanished too quickly for the camera lens!

  8. I always suffer the Mick and Graham problem – my lens usually gets plenty of attention, but not when there’s food around! Those desserts look wonderful and I’m so glad you had such a great time meeting up with Tish.

    Glad you pinched a few of my words, Jo – I was pleased to stick to the rules this morning 🙂

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