April 2007

Venice beach (29 April 2007)

Alex Baldwin is on the telly talking about parental alienation. Sybil the soothsayer is having a lie down. Maggie, my hostess, is in the kitchen and the last remnants of the gecko have been retrieved from behind the armchair. Sam...

Hollywood (28 April 2007)

Well, finally I am able to get into the site. It has taken three days and countless long distance phone calls and emails, but I think we are there. Here's hoping. It's 10.10am my time, 6pm your time. I'm forever...

The night before the morning after. (25 April 2007)

Well, just how quickly does it come round? One minute you're booking the tickets on e-mail and wondering whether it really is too much money to be spending on three weeks away in a ridiculous clinic in the desert, being...

Pack up your troubles (24 April 2007)

Well, it comes to a pretty pass when your husband marks your spelling in front of the Nation. That deffinattelee is not the done thing, Jim! Dear brighton Beau, forgive my assumptions, and for God's sake, Crawford, lay off the...

Tuesday, the dustbin day (24 April 2007)

Ah! Marmite girl, marmite girl, you are as rare as seawater pearl.The big apple eh? You are nothing but a gad about girl. Darling Maria Elia - if you don't go to her restaurant in Borough Market you don't deserve...

The Bard's birthday (23 April 2007)

I've had my fix of 'Corrie' and eaten last night's left overs. I've talked with Jim, who's in the flat, and written up a treatment for a new show so now it's time to reflect on Sunday and today. I...

Just about Saturday (21 April 2007)

I know it's late but BB called and asked me if I was tired. When I said no, and I should have seen it coming, she asked me to collect her from her University halls so she could finish her...

Mow that lawn (20 April 2007)

To all of you wonderful people in Australia, I can't tell you what it means to have your sunshine on my blog. Thank you so much for bothering to write to me. And to you, Dear Marmite Girl, my ulcers...

Buggered from Brugger (19 April 2007)

I am back. It's 23.02 English time. Out there in Belgium it would be 00.02. All them noughts. And yes, it was me in Brugger. I know we say Brughe, but they don't. Lovely to hear from Cutesy, my wonderful...

Friday 13th (13 April 2007)

Right, first things first. Thank you for the cat pee suggestions. Especially Vinegar John in Shotts. Jim said he thought of it first, and told me to pour vinegar on it last week. I don't think he did but then...

Wild garlic (12 April 2007)

The weather was so fresh. The old geezer and I went for a walk. Jackson on the lead. Over the main road. In through the gate and there's the orchard. The trees are budding quite late so there is no...

India can wait (11 April 2007)

What's the worst I can do? Lie. Well, it wasn't exactly a lie. Somewhere deep inside my addled brain I really thought I would go to India but here's what happened. For three nights I haven't slept. I'm not saying...

Courage mon brave (10 April 2007)

Okay, Good Food Live has finally been confined to the media dustbin. After five years of eating, laughing, interviewing, drinking, posing, munching, crying, learning, the new powers that be decided to take us off air. The set got cruddier, you...

Good Friday ( 6 April 2007)

8.40pm on Good Friday. I have so many bunches of flowers I feel I am present at my own funeral. The truth is we pre-recorded today's show, and now I realise why. After five and a half years, 5,942 recipes,...

Ritualistic ablutions ( 4 April 2007)

I have over one hundred cookery books in the flat, and even more at home in the cottage, so when the Hairy Bikers Cookbook arrived on my desk, I was less than overjoyed at yet another tome I had to...

Box, set and match ( 3 April 2007)

Richard Phillips cooked English lamb and liver, Nick Watts made sashimi with red mullet and daikon, Charles Metcalf brought in the booze, Paul Young provided the easter eggs and my body has gone into revolt. Just how many bloomin' bits...

Poor old Tracy ( 2 April 2007)

It's 18.45 and Tracy is about to be convicted of killing Charlie Stubbs in 45 minutes so I'd better be quick. I've just been up the Kings Road, not a million miles from the flat, and down past the Thames,...

Oosbind ( 2 April 2007)

The oosbind found out today that he is going to be acting at The Globe from the Bard's birthday until October so, thank the Lord, we can eat from now until Halloween. Anybody that wants to see Jim will have...

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