November 2007

miles maketh a matyr (30 November 2007)

77 miles to Hertfordshire. + 77 miles back to Sussex. + 38 miles to Brighton. + 38 miles back to the cottage. + one whole bag of fresh pasta. + one whole head of garlic. + half a tub of...

Le plume de ma taunt (28 November 2007)

Sometimes the only thing to do is go with it. So I filled a bucket with hot water and floor cleaner and scrubbed the kitchen floor. Why I felt like ironing is beyond me, but I did. I then gathered...

I'm not a celebrity keep me in here. (27 November 2007)

I know there are bugs flying around because I've snapped one up. I have had a headache for two days that is so bad I feel like my eyes have been sewn up. I have visited the bathroom more times...

Manners maketh a wo-man (26 November 2007)

Dear bloggers, Thank you for your contribution this week. The Self Sufficiency show came and went. Now you know how hard it is to keep up the momentum. This weeks homework is ETIQUETTE. You, and food and manners. I heard...

It's not over until the fat lady sings (23 November 2007)

My cheeks are cold. I've just taken the old dog out for a run under the crispy brown beech leaves. The chestnuts are rotting, the new crop is sprouting and as I hugged my tree I heard my voice shouting...

one trip forward three trips back (22 November 2007)

I set off for a RAJAR meeting at LBC. Richard Parks was addressing the troops to tell them what he wanted, what he wasn't getting, and what he was expecting. I set off for LBC with at least 3 hours...

Caledonian Bhuddism (21 November 2007)

'What's for ya won't go past ya.' So said Joe's granny. Joe is the second youngest of nine, his dad was a copper and his mum a teacher. Joe is an exceptionally good editor. I met Rob, a brillyant (that's...

I'll take the High Road (18 November 2007)

Dear, dear bloggers. You did it again. I nearly managed to get you all on radio this afternoon. Your stories were really well written and bang on, so thanks. I'm off at 4.00 a.m. tomorrow to fly to Glasgow. I'm...

The Fresh Bean (17 November 2007)

Having been to TOADS to have my hair done, I set off in the drizzle to London Town. The hair stayed in tact. I have to admit to having a stiff neck from trying to keep my head as still...

chicken tikka soup (16 November 2007)

11.45 pm. I made chicken tikka soup. It was very tasty and filling. I am so full of chicken tikka soup that I fell asleep in the chair. I have no idea how much 'Children in Need' need. I couldn't...

Public Announcement (15 November 2007)

Oh Dear, Mrs. Jones, having to nit-pick after hours. Like most creeative poeple I ma extreemely bad at speeeling and grandma. The frost on the lawn, this morning, was a most welcome sight - normal November weather. Hurrah!. The old...

Words of Wisdom (13 November 2007)

After 6 hours sleep it was off to the dentist. This time for the daughter, who amazingly revealed that all of her wisdom teeth had torn through her gums without so much as a yelp. She had absolutely no pain...

Brass Monkey weather (12 November 2007)

Eee by gum but it was fair freezin' today in Sussex. I loved it. The old man and me took the doglet round the houses. By round the houses I mean, down the road, past half a dozen properties and...

Itchy Feet (11 November 2007)

Thank you for blogging. I hope some of you heard me reading you out on LBC tonight. Thank you for calling in. I actually had a conversation with Chrissie from Carcassone about Toulouse sausages and her preferred method of eating...

Godparent party (10 November 2007)

1 mountain of mashed potatoes with celeriac, garlic, butter and cream. + 1 sea of sausages, pork, venison and lamb. + 1 ocean of onions cooked in butter and cream. + 1 prodigious pile of peas in butter. + 1...

back dated news ( 9 November 2007)

I ran, I walked, I conkered. I booked a flight to New York for B. I shopped for sausages. I orderd my turkey. I had coffee with my Homeopath. I made an unctious lamb stew with harrisa paste, one bottle...

Chippolata Party ( 9 November 2007)

I ran, I walked, I conkered. I booked a flight to New York for B. I shopped for sausages. I ordered my turkey. I had coffee with my Homeopath. I made an unctious lamb stew with harrisa paste, one bottle...

Pictures Perfect. ( 9 November 2007)

I spent all day organising my office. I can now see my desk. I took a bus into town, a posse of school boys got on, they made so much noise but they made me laugh. Their conversation went from...

From bad to verse. ( 7 November 2007)

Eighteen ducks sitting on the wall. Sitting in a line, then one gave a call. Eighteen ducks flying off the wall. All in a line, one and all. Two fat crows sitting on the wall. Eating biscuits, paper and all....

Tempit Figit ( 6 November 2007)

I took my seat in the Tipper Chair, a big blue bib was secured round my neck and whoosh I was up-ended. The protective glasses were placed over my eyes, the curing light switched on then Mr. W. probed my...

2's company 3's a treat ( 5 November 2007)

On Sunday I pootled around the flat until it was time to go to LBC. The show was all about Fussy eating kids, winter risottos, soups and fireworks. Some callers called, texters texted and Glen e-mailed me from Hamburg. Annabel...

Sausage Tails ( 3 November 2007)

The time as come to make this blog more interactive, so here goes. I took some of my family out to eat. Lunch in a pub. We all had different versions of sausage and mash. This morning on Radio 4's...

Jack's Place ( 2 November 2007)

I ran. I wrote. I really enjoyed me meal with Jim at JACKS. Jack Talkington was a 'pound a round' boxer,he met Jimmy Carter's brother, who worked for the White House security team so now all of Jack's restaurant walls...

If you could see it through my eyes ( 1 November 2007)

It's 12.15. I'm eating Ryvita. Clarence is asleep in his bed. Jim's at home in Sussex. Jackson is on his bed - I'm told. I read an article today by Bruce Fogel the famous vet who's married to Julia whatshername....

Idiot Alert ( 1 November 2007)

Dear lovely bloggers. I have just accidentally deleted all your lovely comments. I am gutted. If you've still got them send them again and I'll publish them. I'm off to see CABARET now, it's their first year birthday, I have...

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