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Resolutions #2

This time last year I wrote about resolutions in a time of darkness, early in the year 2021. With the development of vaccines, I hoped we would see a brighter year, a year when we could lay aside some of … Continue reading

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Traditions

There are a lot of traditions that have built up around this time of year. A tradition is simply a habit that is carried out at the same time, and often the meaning is forgotten in the mists of time. … Continue reading

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Cooking Disasters

Not everyone has a knack for cooking, and even those that do usually have a blind spot. My sponges are never described as feathery light for instance, although my scones are much praised. However, cooking disasters often make for good … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone

In times of hardship we all long for comfort – favourite carb loaded foods, soft blankets, and warm drinks and a book. Until a year or so ago, most of us perhaps thought these things would never end – that … Continue reading

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If Life Gives You Lemons

The phrase ‘if life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ is an old one, originating around 1915, but popularized in Dale Carnegie’s 1948 book, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”, which as an aside, I highly recommend trying to find … Continue reading

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Not So Perfect

It is interesting to give some thought to the physical aspects of a character. We have become accustomed to heroes and heroines looking perfect, with bulging muscles and flawless skin. So many movies demand of their actor’s perfection in face … Continue reading

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Forgiven

Sometimes writers get inspiration enough for a flash fiction, a form of micro fiction that paints the entire picture in a small amount of words. Will it become something greater? Often not even the writer knows the answer, for an … Continue reading

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Reading the Menu

Some of the charm of reading a favourite book is sharing a meal with the characters. But the reader is not alone – for over the shoulders of the character is the author, perhaps also yearning to have a meal … Continue reading

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Jazz up pasta sauce

It’s an odd time – we may both pressed for time, or in lockdown and have plenty of time but no motivation. We want to eat healthy but crave more comfort food. You might be the one who decides what’s … Continue reading

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A New Year

Every year people make new resolutions, to achieve more and more. Earn more, do more. Or do less – lose weight, declutter. Be better – meditate, be mindful, grow your own kale. To be something else than what has been … Continue reading

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