Christmas Cake and…’It’s a Write-Off’

Christmas Cake

I have a friend who a little while ago was heading overseas for a couple of years.  He asked me if I would like to ‘take care of’ and ‘look after’ one of his very special things.  As it had an engine and four wheels and one of those shiny metal German badges, I was […]

White Chocolate Christmas Bark and…’Mummy Dearest’ Now Redundant

Al Pacino sandwiched between a very jubulent Arabella and Archie

On Monday night of this week Archie, Arabella and I were invited to attend a lecture by Al Pacino. Which is of course, your typical Monday night for a suburban housewife. This eight-time Oscar nominee and one-time winner for Scent of a Woman was speaking to around 70 people about the craft of acting, his […]

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers and…The Mark

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

It is my belief that no woman escapes pregnancy unscathed. Every little treasure leaves their mark on some part of your body. And some lovely treasures leave multiple marks. This is especially true if you have more than one treasure in your womb at a time, go overdue, go through ‘natural’ childbirth (which my obstetrician […]

Scotch Eggs and…Razzle Dazzle

Scotch Eggs

The process for getting a job should be easier than the process of applying for welfare. But not so. I recently applied for a job and first I had to send in my resume. I waited several weeks to hear something, anything, and then just as I had almost forgotten about the position, they made […]