Just wondering why some people want to boast about being “born and bred” ... I just don’t get it. Why the hell would you want to boast about staying in the same place all your life? Never having had the experience of living in new places? Meeting new people? Enjoying different cultures and seeing more … Continue reading Life in the country. It’s not as sweet as it looks.
Sorry for the radio silence just lately. We've been moving. Moving and building, or rather the builders have been building, drinking tea and smoking fags. Cos that's what builders do. And they have dodgy ringtones that play loud "I'm too sexy for my shirt" when you are trying to discuss serious stuff with them like … Continue reading Would you like some tea with your sugar?
I rushed out the other day to post some last minute cards and presents, just about caught the post but felt the tut tut tings of the people in the post office clearly horrified that I hadn't sent the stuff in August. I literally ran in with half wrapped items yanking things off the shelves … Continue reading Spontaneity or just recklessness?
Peace for mankind, nothing (I've got everything I need) sponsor a goat in Sudan instead. Then again not. Because actually I quite fancy some stuff. I'm not that virtuous. And here are some bits that would go down very well on the day ...(but are not going to materialise ... we are in the middle … Continue reading All I want for Christmas….
It's Halloween!! Yippee!! We've taken the kids to the nearest organic pumpkin field and purchased the biggest orange vegetable that they could carry (actually we didn't - mr fhb picked up a couple in Tesco's the other day) we've hollowed it out, wrestled with slimy innards and crudely carved some sort of 'face' with a … Continue reading Halloween for dummies
I'm not going to tell you that I embraced my grey hairs when they came through, I went grey too young - in my twenties and for years I fought to cover them up, but last year the greys won, they populated about 90% of my head, so I gave up. I'm not ecstatic about … Continue reading Grey hair don’t care – but what do I wear?
Autumn is a month for some of my favourite colours - mustard, russet and earthy brown, warming food and soft comforting layers... This autumn I am kicking off with a spicy Thai soup made with seasonal produce and rice noodles, this is a quick recipe and makes a perfect lunch on a wet and blustery … Continue reading Thai butternut squash and noodle soup