Dear Teenage Girl, I don’t know your name or even what you look like. I don’t know if you’re tall or short, or fair or dark. I might have passed you in the road even just this morning without knowing who you were. And you might wonder what the connection is. What have you got […]
Is this really what Valentine had in mind when he was martyred?
It’s everywhere. Revolting swathes of pink and red nonsense filling shops, magazines and TV screens. There’s hype everywhere about getting The Perfect Gift for the object of your affection or you face a one-way journey to Doghouse-ville. If you haven’t booked a table for an overpriced dinner on Feb 14 by now you […]
Keep St Valentine out of our schools, for the kids’ sake
Book review – Paris Kiss by Maggie Ritchie
There’s ever such a slight downward plunge in the spirits when I learn that a friend has got a publishing deal. Mostly it’s nothing more than garden variety envy. Green-eyed jealousy that they’ve done it and I haven’t got my act together/the talent. Ho hum. There’s also that extra weight to the sinking that comes from the […]
The problem with baking…
Pie a little lacking in banana so more Offee than anything else The baking issue right there Crispie cakes Is that there’s all this delicious stuff just asking to be scoffed. I know this seems blindingly obvious, but it’s true. The more I bake, the more I eat. Sigh.To start with the baking is all […]