Coming out of the cloud

Looking back I’ve been whining a lot lately. That’s probably because I’m gettting over the flu and since it is such a rare event that I get the flu, I tend to overreact and whinge and inflict myself on others a lot. So – my apologies. I am very...

The Paper Chef

Announcing the “Paper Chef” event. You have undoubtedly heard of diamond anniversaries and golden anniversaries. There are in fact a whole series of these names to mark special occasions. The diamond and golden anniversaries are to commemorate long-lasting...

So what IS a normal Thanksgiving meal?

There are probably a few things that appear at over 70% of all American Thanksgiving meals, but they are very few. One, of course, is the centerpiece, the product of inbreeding and factory farming and timed procreation, the turkey. The other two are some form of...

When upon a Midnight Dreary…

…no – no gothic adventures. Just overwhelming dreariness. I am not going to do an entry for IMBB this time even though I have lots of good cookie recipes. I just don’t have time (or the energy). I am struggling on with the book, but that clearly is...

Frozen Summer

It has been a big, big week. Almost too big. Amelia was the lead in the school play – ‘Little Women’ – and was fantastic. I actually got tired of other parents coming up to me and complimenting her performance. The show was also a big relief...