We had French neighbours around for aperitifs in the evening and by the time we all said good night, we had eaten enough snacks to render dinner unnecessary! They kindly brought us around a rabbit, (the comment that went with it was that it was ready for cooking and it had no clothes!) and it will be cooked for dinner this evening. (Perhaps it is already asparagus flavoured!) I wonder how many of you out there are saying ‘yuk’, at the prospect of eating rabbit. It is a very popular dish in France and readily available in all supermarkets. For my recipe of Rabbit Chasseur see HERE.
Today the sun is shining, but there is a bitterly cold northerly wind blowing strongly. Having had a look around the garden I see there are a few weeds popping up in the lawn. They all look so bright and cheery, but that really do not belong in the site they have chosen!!
There are also a few active small red and black beetles in the garden which I have identified as the Firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus.
The markings remind me of very attractive masks.