"The Awesome Hen: News & Views from Castle Coop"

A very small Newsletter with pictures

Going Green

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I have resolved to tread the path of nutritional virtue. All week I’ve been experimenting with green juice recipes. Should you wish to try a glass, here is a recipe.


A few greenish odds and bobs from the fridge (IMO, adding too much celery just makes one long for a Bloody Mary.)


Put everything into a juicer with a bit of water & whizz.

This works pretty well.

Something is wrong:

During the last couple of days, I’ve noticed the Agent giving me quite a few odd looks. He’s just asked me if I’m feeling bilious. Why would he say such a peculiar thing? Perhaps I should book him an appointment at the optician’s.

Yours, wishing I knew what is wrong…

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The Morning after the Night Before… in 2020

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What a cracking start to the New Year…

a late night
Alas, today I am barely functioning…

Yours wondering if your head hurts as badly as mine?

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Power Napping

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The Agent & I decided to spend an industrious New Year’s Eve afternoon catching up on the post Election news and a Christmas book but unfortunately we both fell fast asleep by mistake.

Post Christmas snooze

On the plus side, our post prandial nap might mean we’ll have the energy to dance the night away at the Castle Coop New Year’s Eve bash in the Village Hall …if I can drag The Agent away from the James Bond film on TV…

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy New Year’s Eve welcoming in 2020!

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Christmas Stars

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Star gazing at Christmas time

The agent is trying to teach me to recognise the different constellations. He says it’s easy to tell a star from a planet by the amount of twinkle. Every year, when we finally have everything ready for Christmas Day, we both look at the sky and think of the shepherds following their star to Bethlehem.

Star Gazing at Christmas

I like checking to see if there’s an extra twinkly Christmas Star amongst all the others…

Yours, thinking of times long ago in far-away lands,

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas : It’s a Wrap!

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My Christmas spree…

Yesterday I went on a massive Christmas present buying spree and staggered home ruing the times (almost all the time actually) I elected to watch netflix instead of working on my biceps.

Christmas shopping

The Agent’s stocking presents are in the 2 orange bags and Lady Egality’s present is in the green bag with stars in. I hope she likes it…

It’s a wrap!

As it is so cold, the Agent has lit a fire and I’m ensconced right next to it, armed with enough paper & sticky tape to wrap up Windsor Castle. I’m wrapping in secret so the Agent is banned from sitting in his usual chair & has to stay in the kitchen.

Wrapping up stocking presents!

Yours in rather a muddle,

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The Straight and Narrow

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The Straight and Narrow:

Today is Advent Sunday. The Reverend Rosecombe lit the first candle in the advent ring of 4 symbolising Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Every year at this time, he expresses his hope that his congregation will stay on the straight and narrow.

The Straight and Narrow

History suggests this sermon is an example of the perennial triumph of Hope over Experience.

Yours, unfortunately from the bendy and wide,

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