St Martha is the patron saint of cooks – and this is her day.
Page 148 of A Message from Martha will give you details of stewing, baking, frying and broiling of Passenger Pigeons – but first, catch your Passenger Pigeon, which might be a tad difficult today.
Yesterday I saw the proofs of my article for September BBC Wildlife magazine on Passenger Pigeons and today I’ve been in touch with BirdLife International about artwork to accompany an article for their magazine World Birdwatch.
Also today I went into the BBC Northampton studio to record some words for a radio programme on Passenger Pigeons that is planned to broadcast later this year.
And Waterstones in Northampton have a copy of A Message from Martha on their shelves – at least they did at 1115 today.
I’ve been humming the tune from the Corner Laughers all day today – it’s very catchy I think.
It all seems quite appropriate for St Martha’s Day – although because I am on the 5:2 diet I‘m not eating much today – can’t have everything! Patron Saint of cooks indeed!