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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Accidents, Jennie Fitzkee and Rex the labrador

Mentioning the turkey epsode was a bad idea. It brought back all the memories of my little ‘accidents’ over the years. I pleade ignorance… I was young. How was I to know she wanted the turkey when she just left … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog ~ Who ate the garden (and the prawns…)?

It’s about time. She does hog this thing, doesn’t she? It is ages since she’s let me write anything. Mind you, it has been waaay to hot to do anything except flop, chase balls and keep the garden free of … Continue reading

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Nature Versus Nurture?

“Ewww!”said my younger son, screwing up his nose and making terrible, traumatised faces as he drank the small glass of milk with about as much relish as if it were arsenic. “Straight from the udder?” “‘From moo to you’ it … Continue reading

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No More Mulberries with Mary Smith

Reblogged from Jessie Cahalin at Books in my Handbag Blog: I was intrigued when Mary Smith asked me if she could present an extract about Afghan food.  Always keen to learn more about food and other cultures, I invited Mary … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: The poetic Ape

Okay, I admit, I am a bit confused. I’ve had letters to Santa, Christmas poems and stories from two-legses and four-legses… even from a two-legs who is also a four-legs… but this one is from a two-legs who is almost … 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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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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Ani’s Advent – Dangerous

Dear Santa, After the whole mince pie thing yesterday, I started thinking about all the things that are ‘not allowed’. There are lots of them if you are a dog, you know. My two-legs has a few … like I’m … Continue reading

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Brunch

Me and the dog had a sandwich for brunch (Well, for me it was breakfast, for her it was lunch.) She follows me into the kitchen like glue Just in case I might rustle up something to chew. You don’t … Continue reading

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The artichoke heart

When I was growing up in Yorkshire, all those years ago, there were many things one read about in cookbooks but did not find in the local greengrocer’s shop. I was 25, living in France and pregnant when I met … Continue reading

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