COOKING, DAILY WORD PROMPT, Life, Travel

If you are vegetarian, look away now …

I've got about twenty horse rugs to go and repair, wrap and ultimately deliver to eager clients whose horses are not naked, but wearing their 'spares'.   The pressure I feel upon my shoulders I have placed there myself, as there are approx 180 in the queue behind these twenty, waiting to be washed, proofed… Continue reading If you are vegetarian, look away now …

FAMILY LIFE, Life, WELLBEING

Apologies to no-one!

Thank goodness I bought two boxes. Half term and even 17 year old children appreciate a few home comforts, such as Eton Mess, thrown together in seconds - looking and tasting Ab Fab 🌸 But before mummy glances over at the linen apron hanging by the cooker with a vague notion she might do some… Continue reading Apologies to no-one!

FAMILY LIFE, Travel

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

One of my favourite films... Audrey's Holly Golightly was so forward-thinking for the time, using her charms to maintain her chosen lifestyle for a while ... and what a gem was George Peppard's character. If you recall he did not judge but befriended in a kind and funny manner while maintaining alpha properties; that's an… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s

FAMILY LIFE, Travel, Writing

24 hours with Viola won’t cost you $1,000,000

But it might leave you peckish if you haven't had breakfast... Nothing like a Shell garage heated-too-quickly snack to fill a hole, and burn the roof of your mouth. What is it about the sanctuary of your own car as a teensy place to sit and contemplate stuff? Builders en route to work, wearing the… Continue reading 24 hours with Viola won’t cost you $1,000,000

FAMILY LIFE, Life, WELLBEING

Strawberries & Cream…. let’s just pop that on your tongue 🍓🍓💋💋

Wanted to mark the end of the weekend with you.. here, one mouthful for me and one for you; open wide! Actually, I've got a headache, a full-on beastie migraine. So maybe we can recreate that scene from '9 1/2 Weeks' another time (does this phone keyboard not have fractions?). I do suffer with migraines… Continue reading Strawberries & Cream…. let’s just pop that on your tongue 🍓🍓💋💋

COOKING, FAMILY LIFE, WELLBEING

Sticky Toffee Pudding anyone?

As the dish went in the oven, I admit the ingredients could have looked more appetising. But this is the truth of the process; sticky toffee pudding before its glory on the plate, and the gunky sweetness which sticks to the back of your teeth. This photo is the real life part of the fantasy… Continue reading Sticky Toffee Pudding anyone?

COOKING, FAMILY LIFE, Life, WELLBEING

Gorgonzola, grapes and honey. No pickle thank you.

I had to. I've been dreaming about this mix ever since I sat in that café on the cobbled street watching passers by exploring Milan in the shadow of that gothic holy place exactly a week ago. I had to attempt to recreate THAT luncheon I so enjoyed. Do you remember it? I really needed… Continue reading Gorgonzola, grapes and honey. No pickle thank you.