April 2009

Swine Flu - never I'm jewish (28 April 2009)

I do not have swine flu. I do not have a viral infection. I have just picked up some horrible bug. Chucking up, loss of voice and generally feeling like doggie doo. having said that I will bust a gut...

Barbarians at the Barbican (23 April 2009)

If only I spoke French. I went to see 'Andromaque' by Jean Racine, at the Barbican. Full house, very intelligent, stark staging. Beautiful acting, but it was like watching two comics from the Fast Show pretending to be French. There...

Budget blowout.... (22 April 2009)

23.46. Today I was shelved because of the budget SO I attended a yoga class. Five of us in a little house in Clapham. The sun shone and I stood with my eyes closed for a lot longer than I...

Socks away (21 April 2009)

I've just stepped out of the bath. I can feel the warmth of the hot water in my bones. Everybody I know is busy and I'm left with such tiredness that I can't get my dander up to write. I...

Simple cooking (19 April 2009)

Diana Henry has written a book called effortless cooking every day COOK SIMPLE. I have boxes of cookery books and several recipes in my head but DIANA'S recipes are exquisite. The book really does what it says on the cover....

Gawd Blimey O'Riley.... (19 April 2009)

I know it's a disgrace. For some reason my rhythm has gone. This blog will appear again on Monday April 20th. I dare not promise just in case THE WAR HORSE is so good I cant bring myself to write...

Hot stones (11 April 2009)

Have you ever had a hot stone massage? One of my birthday gifts was a session with a massoose down in Hersmonceaux. I lay on my back on a bed of hot stones while other hot stones were rubbed into...

The Tooth will out (10 April 2009)

And so Friday arrived... I drove gingerly to the dentist. My little red car slotted into the parking space by the letter box. I was punctual and ready. Rome had been and gone. My holiday had been and gone. My...

The Moment of Tooth part two.... ( 6 April 2009)

Jim got back to the cottage before me. I arrived at 7.00. The clemetis had been massacred by our now ex-gardener which meant all the beautiful white flowers that adorn the wall every spring were not there. My passion fruit...

The moment of Tooth part one. ( 5 April 2009)

Croydon marked the end of an era. I had handed over my fifties to those that know and I entered my 60's in style. Well not that Croydon is Manhattan but the man who showed us where the stage door...

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