Category Archives: food

Guest author: Sally Cronin – The Steak House – Counting Peas and a Ghost Story

My thanks to Sue for kindly hosting my post today about the odd jobs I have enjoyed and some of the characters who now populate my stories. I hope you all enjoy this memory of mine. Odd Jobs and Characters … Continue reading

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Concocting dreams

You have to do a lot of unusual things as a carer. Almost as many unusual things as when you are a parent. In neither role, though, do you expect to be required to supply your son with mind-altering substances, … Continue reading

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Guest author: Mary Smith – No More Mulberries is FREE

I’m very grateful to Sue for allowing me to guest on her blog to share the news that my novel, No More Mulberries is FREE between now and Sunday 9th July. No More Mulberries is set in Afghanistan. Scottish-born midwife, … Continue reading

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Hunger games..?

Tonight, I feast! That was the plan, The cupboard, though, was bare. The little ice-box and the fridge? No, there was nothing there… I fancied something full of taste I dish that I could savour, With only mouldy bread in … Continue reading

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Forcibly divorced

I have a complaint. It is Bank Holiday here, so, in need of provisions and with a sudden desire for apricots, I was obliged to go to the supermarket. I don’t do it often. It depresses me. But that isn’t … Continue reading

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Guest writer: Lisa Amaya – An El Paso Woman

Hi everyone! Before I go any further, I want to thank Sue for allowing me to write a guest post for her blog. I appreciate this wonderful opportunity. For those who don’t know of me or my blog, I’m Lisa Amaya from … Continue reading

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Leftovers

There were years when the table groaned under the weight Of the Christmas delights I had cooked. With a house full of teenagers, everything went With no delicacy overlooked. This year I was cooking for me and the dog With … Continue reading

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