PEEVED, VERY PEEVED

I’m frightfully grumpy; Kate Shrewsday, that razor-sharp mind and – by far – the most eloquent blogger I’ve ever come across, has – just like that – announced her last post. Short of boarding a plane for London, there’s diddly-squat I can do about the matter. I’m bristling with crossness; fit to be tied, really……

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EXAGGERATION

For more info (or to contribute) on the weekend theme, go to: http://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/ Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.  Proverb I’m very busy, see; that busy that I didn’t have time to do a post yesterday. There was eating and huddling to be done. I’m not exaggerating. All I can offer today…

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BROWN SHOES AND GOOD FORTUNE

I didn’t get a gap to dash across the road to check out the Herbert Baker house today, things were too busy, starting with breakfast. Here’s proof to our Australian friend, Nurse Myra,  that people (Moi!) do eat fish paste at breakfast. My trolley choice todat was anchovy toast and assorted melon. My friends think that…

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BREAKFAST, BAKER (SIR HERBERT) AND BLOG NAMES

When you have something for breakfast, you’re not going to be starving by lunch. Bruce Barton   And so I see the wisdom behind this breakfast trolley and have – in two short days – learned to appreciate it. My choice this morning was toast with cheese and grapes with strawberry yoghurt (brought from my…

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PIECES OF PIE, HUDDLES AND POPPING

Lunchbox contents: 2 slices (large) leftover roast sirloin pie (from Sunday lunch) Chopped tomato, onion, gherkin and rocket salad. Other desktop lunches spotted: Lots of Woolies tubs: Lasagne, Penne Arabiatta, Chicken & Pasta Salad. Wholewheat bread with cream cheese. Yoghurt and fruit salad. I saw one guy eating a big brown bag of sliced biltong….

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HAPPINESS; THE SHORT vs THE LONG ROAD

From ‘The Crowded Street’ by Winifred Holtby: Martin Elliott smiled at her. ‘Have you found that too? Don’t you think about the books in most circulating libraries that they are nearly all the wrong way round. Short stories with happy endings and long stories with sad ones. Quite wrong.’ ‘Why that?’ ‘Ah, surely the short…

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FIVE (SIX!) SUPPERS IN A DAY

Yesterday was International Hot&Spicy Food Day on the Food Reference Culinary Calendar and, appropriately enough, Tandy issued a challenge to cook something savoury, using chillis. Well, I’d decided to spend today cooking all the suppers for the coming week, given that my routine is about to change for the first time in ages. As it…

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PRIDE

Side View’s weekend theme this week is ‘Pride“. Please see here for background on the theme or to participate: http://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/ I started walking in the Gay Pride Parade many years ago, to support a friend who was HIV positive and who has subsequently died. At the time, Original Bunn was about six months old and…

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KISS, AND MAKE IT UP AS YOU GO …

This ‘WordPress Post A Day in 2011’ thing has me thrown. Ordinarily, I have no problem posting every day; I’ve sometimes posted more than once a day. In fact, looking at my stats, I have posted 537 times over a period of 9 months, which averages out at … I’m bad at math … could…

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JUST ANOTHER JANUARY TUESDAY

18 January,1818 George Palmer was born. Palmer, of Huntley and Palmer biscuit manufacturers, introduced the first biscuit tins. Thank you, Mister Palmer, the world is a much better place for biscuit tins. Yesterday, according to BBC Good Food (whom I follow on Twitter) was International Day of Italian Cuisines. I needed no encouragement to celebrate…

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NOT FAIR, NO REASON

Today’s theme prompt from the Dailypost.wordpress.com crowd raises the debate as to whether everything happens for a reason. This question comes in the wake of a total meltdown of one of my closest friends. Her entire world has crumbled over the past few months; a once successful business has turned to disaster in the blink…

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