Britain’s reputation for bad weather was completely turned on its head this year and we were blessed with long days of bright sunshine and sultry, balmy nights in the ‘summer that wouldn’t stop’. Most evenings, I’d arrive home, shuck off the suit Continue reading “The Summer That Wouldn’t End”
This is where I big up the cheap shops-those places that you really want to diss but on the few occasions you’ve walked around them, you’ve been hard-pressed not to be astounded at what’s on offer. My favourite bargain haunts have got to be TK Maxx, Aldi and Lidl.
I’ve been known to drive miles to get to a TK Maxx. I first came across these stores in the US where they have a slightly different trading name (TJ Maxx). Continue reading “Don’t Diss the Discounts”
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”
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?”
I’ve recently noticed, and only recently, because my head is usually buried in a book, that there’s a lot more men writing books for a female audience. This amuses me somewhat because men have always been at the top of the group that disparage and criticise chick lit and here they are now writing it. So what’s brought on this change?
Continue reading “Men Writing Chicklit? Whatever Next?”
I love homemade cakes. I mean, really love them. For this reason, I don’t bake very often as I have a tendency to eat everything I bake. I’m harking back to last Christmas. I ate 23 of the 24 mince pies that I made. My excuse, my husband and kids don’t like mince pies! Continue reading “Cake? Now you’re talking! Best ever cupcake recipe …”
My internet connection has been pretty drippy over the last few months. You know what it’s like when you call up customer services. They run you through the same script you’ve been through a zillion times before. Have you checked this, Continue reading “Things to do when your internet is down”
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?”
As anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook might have seen from my posts, I’ve recently joined a writing class which is proving to be quite a novel experience, pardon the pun. Mainly, because it’s pushing me out of my comfort zone and making me write things I wouldn’t normally write. Continue reading “Do you know this man?”
So the holidays are over and we’re a few weeks into the New Year. How are those New Year resolutions going for you? Have you lasted only a day, or maybe you’ve managed to stick to your guns for longer? Continue reading “Penance or Pleasure”