A Christmas Dinner Party

Hand towels that weren't used.

After selling 150 Christmas trees for the Scouts I came home to get ready for a dinner party.  I do like to host at least one dinner party every Christmas. We had three couples coming for dinner, my friend Jen and her husband who do a lot of entertaining, Mr Competitive and his wife, and […]

Christmas Trees and Christmas Cakes

A heavenly messenger

Coming up is the big, tree-selling day and not wanting to be knocked over in the rush, I went down to see John the Italian greengrocer to kindly ask him to set me aside a tree. When I got there I saw he had a few scrawny and draught-affected looking trees that were knee-high to […]

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Today was my right leg’s turn to be operated on. And yes, I am talking it up.  Not exactly an operation as such, just continuing on with the sclerotherapy and ligations I had last week on my left leg. After an ultrasound where my leg was marked-up I went into the operating room.  The surgeon […]

A Wee Bit of Drama

Hmmm

Today was the day of my ‘procedure’.  I had to be at the clinic before 8am so I planned on leaving the house no later than 7.3oam. After I’d done a day’s work in an hour by making beds, putting the dogs outside, washing the kitchen floor, emptying the dishwasher, putting on a load of […]

A Tripe Story

Collaroy Beach

I promised you a tripe story so here it is… When I was a student nurse, part of our training included an eight-week secondment to one of three centres.  You weren’t given a choice (standard) and instead, given orders as to where your secondment was to be.  Up for selection was eight weeks in a […]

The Gym Junkie

Dinner outside on the verandah

I’ve never really liked going to the gym.  But everyone else has a membership so I’ve felt I’d better get one too.  Over the years I have spent thousands on memberships where I don’t even put one foot inside the establishment that’s taking an automatic monthly direct debit straight from my bank account.  Hopeless. Swim […]

Rudolph’s Christmas 2014

Carolsers - Is there anything better than carollers in your street!

I’m still without my lap top.  In between studies, Miss Arabella kindly lends me her computer and that’s been a huge help. As today is Day 4 and as there had been no word, I gave the repair company a call and asked what time today my computer would be ready for collection.  The reason […]

Password Fury

The start of my Christmas cakes

I’ve decided this new age of passwords only brings out the absolute worst in me. If you are wondering why I’ve been a little silent on social media and that there’s been a bit of an absence on the blogging scene it’s for due reason. A few days ago my laptop stopped behaving.  All that […]

The Prospective Tenant

A few months ago I shared with you images of an apartment we’ve been renovating.  The last of the tradesmen has finally left the premises and so we’ve been advertising for a tenant. The property has been advertised through a real estate office but I have been doing the open for inspections.  On Monday a […]

Fawlty Chinese

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Last Saturday night we had a concert to go to with a bunch of friends we went to school with.  Six of us decided it would be a good idea to meet up for dinner before the concert.  Suggestions were called upon for where we should dine.  And here’s the unfortunate part.  I enthusiastically said […]