The Peculiar Art of Sandwich-Making

All the world loves a sandwich. Or so it would seem judging from the number of outlets that can be found on your average high street. Today, we’re offered choices that range from the simplest forms of two pieces of bread with a plain filling, all the way to designer breads with delightful names procured from exotic cuisines with equally fantastic fillings and combinations.

How did we evolve so far from the fare of simple sandwiches that our mothers made for our packed lunches? Continue reading “The Peculiar Art of Sandwich-Making”

Hirsute or Hair Suit?

Oh dear, it’s that time again. The sun coming out can only mean one thing. It’s time to defuzz. I say this with a sinking heart because depending on the chosen depiliatory method, major planning has to take place.

Firstly, the weather forecast is watched more avidly. Any sign of heat and sun will mean that legs and underarms, at a minimum will need to be done. Continue reading “Hirsute or Hair Suit?”

What’s for Dinner?

I was chatting with a few friends the other day over a post-breakfast coffee. Even that early in the day, some of us were already thinking about what we were going to eat or cook for dinner. I’d only just finished chomping on a Pain Au Raisin washed down by an Americano so I wasn’t even hungry. It was only ten a.m. I still had lunch to get through, yet dinner was at the forefront of my mind. Why? Was this normal? Continue reading “What’s for Dinner?”

The Sound of Plop

I have a long lasting memory of when I was around six years old. My brother was five. At the time, we shared a room and on one particular night after my mother had put us to bed, we were too hyped up to sleep. We tired ourselves out by jumping from one bed to other and back again, making ourselves giddy. Continue reading “The Sound of Plop”

It’s a Cake Mad World

Has the world always been as obsessed with cake as we seem to be these days or is this a new phenomenon?

Since the miraculous rise in popularity of cupcakes, the floodgates seemed to have opened. Cupcakes, known as Fairy Cakes in the UK, were small but fairly plain cakes and had a reputation similar to that of your average wallflower at a dance. Boring. Continue reading “It’s a Cake Mad World”

Hair Science or Stupidity?

I’m about to depart for my bi-monthly trip to the hair salon. I have two goals: get a trim and disguise any sign of grey. I know I’ll walk through the doors feeling confident of what I want and need, so why is it that the minute my stylist sits me down and says the words ‘What are we doing today?’ that I freeze up, paralysed by indecision? It’s been the same whatever the salon and whoever the stylist. Continue reading “Hair Science or Stupidity?”