Tag Archives: cooking

Songs for the seasonally challenged III…

To the tune of God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen: God rest ye merry gentlemen… There’ll be no rest for me! I’ve got to cook and clean and wrap And then put up the tree… For Christmas cheer won’t make itself … Continue reading

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The best cheese sandwich?

“Cheese?” I asked, with knife poised. I had just cut a slab of rich fruitcake and put it on the  plate. The half-stifled “ewww…”  and the horrified expression was all the answer I needed. I sighed. People don’t know what … Continue reading

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Adulting. (Do not try this at home.) ~ Barb Taub #humor #family

Reblogged from Barb Taub: I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes—and six months later you have to start all over again.—Joan Rivers   Before I was married, I shared an apartment with two of my cousins. … 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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Barbecue season

It’s summertime and hot out there, The scent of roses everywhere, But something horrid’s in the air For which my nose and eyes don’t care… My eyes began to stream and sting I couldn’t really see a thing, But I … 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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Carnage #writeinspiration

Coming home from school at tea-time was an adventure.  You never knew, you could find anything from rabbit stew to sheep’s heads, swimming in greasy juices for the dogs, or a game pie, stacked with mushrooms and pastry. Perhaps an … Continue reading

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Guest author: N. A. Granger – These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I always liked this song from The Sound of Music, probably because I like kittens and brown paper packages wrapped up in string. When Sue asked me to do a guest post, I waffled – should it be profound and … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug!- Norma #writephoto

Hello Mary, just thought I’d have a chat whilst my mince pies are cooling. You’ve finished all your baking, well done. No, it’s just going to be us this year, I’m quite looking forward to it. Lonely? No not at … Continue reading

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Raw penguins and curried sons

From the archives: “Just posting the magpies…” “I thought you’d got stuck..” “I’ll let you see the magpie if it comes out okay” “Cool. Remember – fast shutter equals sharp penguins!” “Sadly a lot of the penguins are so far … Continue reading

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