March 2008

Give us a choice (27 March 2008)

TO WHOM IT MAYCONCERN: I did not have any pudding at the Ivy! Today the programme was really grown up. We discussed the MMR jab and a doctor called in who was so rude, calling anything that wasn't scientific 'witchcraft'....

Hali But..... (26 March 2008)

Dear Chrissie....and you others My Wednesday night meal comprised: Three glasses of pink champagne. Scallops in butter with parsley. Halibut and spinach. The food was just ok, the rest of the crowd were ridiculous. Because England were playing in France...

The Jolly and the Ivy (26 March 2008)

This morning I went for my run. It was on with my heart moniter, trainers securely tied, and head down against the biting wind. I ran along the river, the smells of ozone, the squawks of seagulls and the houseboats...

Birthday Bliss (24 March 2008)

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES. When I have scraped the snow off the cottage windows and dusted down the clematis on the walls, when I have walked Jackson and eaten the bestest ever shoulder of lamb infused with...

OK Thursday (20 March 2008)

OK Thursday is the day before Good Friday. It is cold, wet and completely unspring like. This morning I had to wear my gloves when I was running. Little black things they are, which grow when you put your fingers...

Acupuncture 4 me (17 March 2008)

My eye lids feel like saucepan lids. My legs feel like lead. Mr brain feels like blancmange. I had more needles in me than a porcupine. I am now ready for bed. Ooee! but I do so like your comments,...

Sugar and Spice and all things nice (16 March 2008)

For those of you who heard Steve Allen go on about my blood sugar level,let me tell you that the idea of taking drugs is beyond the pale. I have taken myself in hand and cut out every bit of...

A slice of Humility (13 March 2008)

The flat is quiet. Di is performing tonight and Dan has gone with her. Jim is rehearsing and BB is teaching bass in Shoreditch. I have just come in from taking Jackson out in the rain for a spot of...

Budget (12 March 2008)

If you want to know how much I know about budgeting - look at my bank statement. Imagine my terror when I was told we were going to be doing the budget for the whole of the programme. As it...

Come lie with me (11 March 2008)

Liar Liar Pants on fire... And were my cheeks red? We discussed lying with a pyschologist from Manchester, a Mr. Beattie. A lie is a deliberate attempt at deception, we discussed body language, that mens lies are self serving and...

Hey Ho The Wind and the Rain (10 March 2008)

The weather. The wind and the rain, the sleet and the rain, the clouds and the rain. Nobody felt the need to call in and have a hefty chin-wag, because of the weather, Steve and I agreed most people stayed...

Life and Death ( 6 March 2008)

Yesterday I went to a funeral in Hendon. North London. I climbed aboard the tube in Clapham South, went through East London and ended up in Mill Hill East. The whole of London passed through my carriage, terrific. I arrived...

Penalty ( 4 March 2008)

I don't play football so I don't know the penalty rule. I do drive, however, and for parking outside my pals house in Ladbroke Square I was penalised for parking without a ticket. The ticket, that cost me 3.00 was...

Oven ready mayhem ( 3 March 2008)

I'm eating spinach, watercress and rocket salad with home made chopped liver. I always make it the same way. Onion and garlic - lots of it -sweated in olive oil, loads of chicken livers cooked on high until the blood...

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