A pictorial diary of the residents of Duckingham Palace, Princess Lily and Elsie Duck,
menaced by the evil Prince of Darkness, and with lifestyle issues exacerbated by rubbish staff and the lower classes.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Cat on a hot slate roof

The Prince of Darkness is informed of a potential free lunch.


The Prince of Darkness is informed about a duck on the roof
The Prince of Darkness is informed about a duck of the roof



The Prince cannot see anything on the roof
The Prince cannot see anything


It is pointed out that it's up on the left or the roof
It is pointed out that it's up on the left or the roof

The Prince of Darkness cannot see a sausage

The Prince of Darkness smeills something


The Prince or Darkness can smell a bird

Prince of darkness ponders on whether it was a duck at all


A despondent prince of darkness notices a white beard near the chimney

The prince is thwarted


the prince of darkness says bah



The Prince of Darkness slides off the roof to go to next meal
The Prince of darkness slides down the door to another meal



Thursday, 24 May 2012

New carpet

Duckingham palace's new carpet isn't wearing as well as expected
Duckingham palace's new carpet isn't wearing as well as expected

We chose the finest and most expensive Persian carpet from Harrods recently, and unfortunately and unbelievably it's already wearing thin in places!

It's a 17th century masterpiece, by the greatest Persian weavers and highly recommended.

The servants were whining about mud on the carpet, and how rubbish the toothbrush was for cleaning it. Bah.

Think next time we'll get something cheap and cheerful from Carpets'R'Us !

Monday, 21 May 2012

3 minutes in the bathroom

Princess Lily thinking how good she look after only 3 minutes in the bathroom
Princess Lily after only 3 minutes in the bathroom
A quick bit of slap, eyeliner from No8 and foundation from Max factory,
and there I am, a pretty Princess again !

Elsie went into the bathroom two days ago, and I haven't seen her since ...

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Afternoon tea

Princess  Lily and Elsie having afternoon tea at Duckingham Palace
Princess  Lily and Elsie having afternoon tea at Duckingham Palace

Served with butter and good jam and some clotted cream by one of the incompetent servants who failed to remember we have cinnamon scones on a Thursday. However excellent all the same. We of course pronounce it "Sk own", not "sk on" like some of the local Lancashire lower classes.

Scone recipe from purveyors of fine products to royalty below.

Basic Ingredients
  •     225g/8oz self raising flour
  •     pinch of salt
  •     55g/2oz butter
  •     25g/1oz caster sugar
  •     150ml/5fl oz milk
  •     1 free-range egg, beaten

Method
  •     Heat the oven to 220C/425F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  •     Mix  flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  •     Stir in  sugar and then the milk till dough soft.
  •     Knead gently on a floured work surface. Pat to slab of approximately 2cm/¾in thick. Create rounds of 2in/5cm and place on lightly grease baking sheet.
  •     Brush  tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until nice golden brown.



Monday, 14 May 2012

Lip Smacking new recipe

Prince of Darknesses new lip smaking duck recipe
Prince of Darknesses new lip smacking duck recipe


•    1 (5 lb) duck (which one though - Lily or Elsie ?)
•    2 tablespoons soy sauce
•    1
minced garlic clove. 
•    1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
•    1 tablespoon honey
•    1 teaspoon salt
•    1/4 teaspoon pepper
•    1 tablespoon fresh ginger 

Directions:
1.    Wash and dry duck.
2.    Combine remaining ingredients and brush inside and out over duck;
       let stand for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
3.    Preheat oven to 350°F.
4.    Roast for 2 hours, turning and basting with drippings occasionally.


And eat.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Keep Calm !

 
Princess Lily and Elsie Keeping Calm !

Lily and Elsie keeping calm and carrying on :-)


Monday, 7 May 2012