That’s a lot of cock

The BBC site has an article on a Chinese restaurant in Beijing (or as they probably call them there, just restaurants) where their specialty is, well, cock. No, it isn’t a combination of knocking shop and eatery, it is a restaurant with a menu of all sorts of cooked penises (or should that be ‘penii’???). As with claims from the dodgier parts of Chinese homeopathic medicine that involve animal parts the owners of the restaurant claim these are very good for you. Eugh. Makes me very glad to be a veggie – somehow can’t imagine Linda McCartney’s range doing veggie willy in the near future. Mind you, if this sort of thing happened in Scotland we’d probably deep fry the appendages.

Ciao, Pussycat

I fed my furry girls some kitty food that came with Italian wording as well as English: “Per chi fa la bella vita, per Gatti D’Appartamento.” Now Pandora is zipping round the flat on a small moped while Cassie is reclining on the sofa with a glass of Vermouth and muttering “ciao, baby” at regular intervals while watching old Sophia Loren movies.

(all that Italian has tired out Cassie who decides on a mid-afternoon nap in a sunbeam)