Month: May 2019

  • I wish I was a curtain!

    A counsellor once asked me, “when did you last do something for you?” I scraped around for an answer. All were rejected as being “for others”. I talked at length about elaborate meals and table settings. Choosing the right drink to compliment the food. She pressed “do you do that when you’re on your own?” […]

  • Where’re you from?

    Where’re you from?

    I recently made a posting on Facebook that reflected the changes in my physical appearance. Though no doubt I am still classed as being ‘morbidly obese’, I have & am continuing, my metamorphosis. Changing from who to whom? It goes without saying, being obese affects your quality of life, and has a significant impact on […]

  • Making a total Hash of it!

    One of the key ingredients to the full “English” breakfast used to be the obligatory bacon and eggs. Black Pudding is less popular these days where it seems an American import, the hash brown, has gained popularity. Of course, the harsh brown is a German immigrant to the Amercian breakfast menu. Today I set about […]

  • Happy accidents

    Some time ago I had a request from my old buddy, Simon Cooper, asking advice on what to do with leftovers. I managed to get two posts from the request at the time, and offer a third today. So the background is simple; I made a school boy error. I use frozen berries because they […]

  • A supper to remember

    It is amazing when you consider how languages evolve. Take the word ‘Gofio’ – in Welsh Gof’io means to remember, whereas in The Canary Isles Gofio (Go’fo) is a locally produced flour made from wheat, maize and other plants. Ground into a powder and is used both as an additive and, as a food in […]

  • Be inventive in hospitality

    Be inventive in hospitality

    ” Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; […]