TAUPE TALK AND ZWIEBEL

Portrait in grey taupe with rapidly-growing guineafowl: We were talking about our favourite colours. I said mine was rose taupe. Nobody had heard of it. I tried to clarify by saying it is the colour of Zwiebel. That didn’t help at all … Katie, the youngest of the stylists at work, says she doesn’t know…

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AN ALTERNATE REALITY

Escapism is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general sadness. – Wikipedia A local cinema franchise once ran…

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LE PARADOXE ET LES CHAPEAUX TENDRES

French paradox The term ‘French paradox’ refers to the observation that while both the French and Americans have a diet high in saturated fats, smoke cigarettes and exercise little – which are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease – the French have a significantly lower risk of cardio vascular disease than that of the Americans:…

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BIRDS AND STOLEN MEAT

Yes, I have been quiet. The truth of the matter is that I am pining for a fowl. I’ve quite lost my heart, and it’s to a girl named Licken. She is a baby Guineafowl and I love her so much that I don’t believe I can live without her. My days are consumed by…

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A DOUBLE DOSE OF HAPPY 48

I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH MY INTERNET CONNECTION, HENCE MY ABSENCE FROM THE BLOGS. I AM BACK UP AND RUNNING AND WILL TRY TO CATCH UP WITH ALL MY FRIENDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. My birthday party on Sunday was riotous. With a bunch of dear friends, all witty and clever women, I lunched at…

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JANUARY IN MY KITCHEN

The terms ‘cutlery’ (items with a cutting edge, such as knives) and ‘flatware’ (spoons, forks and other eating implements) are used rather indiscriminately today to include all the tools of the table. While the term ‘flatware’ can include table cutlery, the reverse is less appropriate. Table cutlery, unlike that used for dessert, was generally not…

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