Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
/ January 2, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Funny expression this English one, Many Happy Returns of the Day! The Day meaning ...
Cream Teas Please…
Cream Teas Please…
/ March 6, 2012 0 COMMENTS
On Saturday it was Simon’s birthday, our zoo keeper son, and for the first time in his 24 years of life we weren’t there to celebrate with him.  Instead of moping around and reminiscing ...
My Winter Days…
My Winter Days…
/ February 23, 2012 0 COMMENTS
When I return from walking in the afternoons I start to peel off the layers.  The flat stays warm although we have had no heat on from 10am-5pm. It is south facing so even on the ...
What I Woke Up To…
What I Woke Up To…
/ February 5, 2012 0 COMMENTS
I woke up this morning to snow and a fox! The thing about snow is it falls heavily without a sound. Not that we even hear the rain in our flat because we don’t have a roof directly ...
Gratitude Practice…
/ January 27, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Today, on my yoga mat I practiced. I love the way my instructor refers to my class as a practice. It is not a performance; there are no comparisons allowed; we are not to get frustrated ...
Demise…
Demise…
/ January 12, 2012 2 COMMENTS
Our youngest daughter arrived home from Texas today. She confidently says she has three homes, Dallas, London and Leigh on Sea.  My mother always said she had lost us when we referred ...
A Very Short Visit…
/ September 25, 2011 0 COMMENTS
Our youngest daughter visited us today. She had called, well, skyped, last weekend for an hour and said she wanted to come home to see us…could she? What a question!  We spent the ...
Roman Water Fountains…
Roman Water Fountains…
/ September 20, 2011 0 COMMENTS
I scrawled across my postcards from Rome, “Nothing’s changed!” It was supposed to be a joke because there’s not a lot anyone can do to a ruin.  They’re ...
Completely Ignored…
/ August 25, 2011 0 COMMENTS
I used to own a restaurant in Guernsey a channel island between England and France.  It is a twee little place only 5 miles by 7 miles by 9 miles and gets all the weather heaven cares ...
Happy Birthday Paris…
/ July 14, 2011 0 COMMENTS
Twenty-two years ago today I was ready to meet my first daughter.  I was excited, I had a flashy brooch that spelled out her name pinned to the lapel of any jacket or shirt I was ...
Zabaglione…
/ February 26, 2011 0 COMMENTS
Dinner club tomorrow and this month we are off to Italy.  I know what I am wearing, it is a beautiful Laura Ashley that I bought twenty some odd years ago, very chic with the look of a ...