An awful lot of my posts seem to be about beer but as I’m married to a CAMRA member maybe that’s no surprise.
Here are three short autobiographical poems for you to read. I hope you enjoy them!
This is what my daughter read out for me at Doreen's funeral. I couldn’t do it myself so wrote a bit of an intro for her to introduce it.
A new collection of Paraben-free skin care, naturally scented with Rose Flower Extract, has been launched by Cosyfeet. This sensitively formulated range contains all you need to cleanse, tone and moisturise your face and body.
A message from the Dean: I am delighted to be able to invite you and members of your church/community to a coffee morning on Tuesday 31 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon, in the Deanery garden.
This is a plea for EVERYONE to look out for Max who has been missing since Christmas Day. He could be anywhere now, but we have to hope he is still alive and can be reunited with his owners.
I have never been excited about trying out a new lawn mower before, but after using the GTech Falcon cordless, I am very impressed!
Allow me to introduce you to Flatcap. He’s been around in print and audio for some time, and now he has his own comedy video channel.
The rhubarb is thrusting vigorously upwards and our chard which was looking very moth-eaten after the winter has started bursting with new growth. So last weekend we had 2 springly, kingly snacks.
I was thrilled when I heard I'd won a box of organic produce from Riverford through the website OAPSchat.
A certain person was annoying me, so ladies, I wrote this little ditty about some of the men in our lives, Bless 'em(not)
As a teenager, I always loved walking and secretly longed to go off backpacking, to explore pastures new and exciting. Unfortunately, my friends were more interested in fashion, boys and nightclubs, and it never occurred to me to find others with similar outdoor interests.
I love the way that recipes change and adapt and the change and adaptation is always part of a story. When we first started making brown bread at The Place Below we used a recipe from the lovely Ian Burleigh.
*Lead photo credit at end of article.
We’ve finally given in to pester power, and got a puppy. Our sixteen-year old son Jeffrey researched breeds and breeders, saved up the eye-watering cost himself and, after a long wait, Alex the labrador/retriever arrived two weeks ago.
Have you ever seen a slipper this cosy? This on-trend faux sheepskin bootee slipper from Cosyfeet comes in a EEEEE+ fitting for extra wide or swollen feet.
Mentally strolling down memory lane while writing my memoir My Gentle War, I thought of all the fun I had rummaging in Grandma Havard's 'clothes box' as a six/seven year-old.
Photo copyright Riverford
I was delighted to receive a Riverford organic food box containing EVERYTHING I need to make three tasty and nutritious meals for two people.*
There was an article in the Spectator last week. Professor Ernst argues that to use herbs safely and effectively, you should only buy over the counter products that contain a single herb or herb extract, which has been subjected to rigorous scientific research.
So......our first Christmas with our first grandson........one word for it......absolutely amazing!!!!! well ok two words....
Sometimes you know it’s time to move on, no matter how big the wrench. We’ve been considering a move from Herefordshire for some time so last week put the house on the market.
Coach holidays are great - especially when you're on a budget, or want to go somewhere without all the hassle of driving, hanging about at airports, etc. So join me on this 2-part video trip to Torquay, where we spent 4 nights in early 2015 with Daish's Holidays for just £109 each.
Two Poems - My Mistake (The Death Of Love) I Held You (Love Won Then Lost, But The Memories Live On)
Here are two poems which I hope you will enjoy.
For Sale Large Ground Floor Apartment In Cabo Roig, Near Torrevieja - Close To The Beach And Every Amenity
I am selling my apartment in Cabo Roig, near Torrevieja, Spain. Price €99950 £76508
Chicken, Leek And Lemon Risotto, Comforting Food For Young And Old Alike. A Delicious Recipe From Bill Sewell
Thank you Bill for your latest recipe. As you say. 'This is the most delicious and comforting dish for leftover roast chicken. In fact I’d never make it unless I had leftover roast chicken. Surprisingly it doesn’t really matter how much meat you’ve left on the bird.'
Sitting in dappled shade eating juicy figs doesn’t have to be a treat reserved for your holiday in Greece or Italy. Forget the tasteless, unripe supermarket fruits, and grow your own. It’s really easy. Just be careful not to make your tree cry...
In Dreams is the story of love gone wrong and a man’s realisation that he has used up all of his final, last chances.
Blue is on trend for footwear this season and Cosyfeet’s new Sandy boat shoe in limited edition Powder Blue is designed for ladies who need a good looking shoe with a comfy, extra roomy fit.
It is time to replace my vacuum. After fifteen years of picking up dust. pet hairs, food, etc etc, my trusty machine is ready to retire. So many models of all shapes and sizes to choose from. Where does one start?
The Pixie boot from Cosyfeet is specially designed for ladies who need an extra roomy fit. This attractive, lightweight style comes in an EEEEE+ fitting as standard.
Winter has now ended and Spring has sprung! I hope you enjoy my latest poem.
Here are three short poems to start off 2016. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Now that Spring has arrived, I hope you are amused by this poem. Both men and women who have read this have said "How did you know what my (my husband's) shed looked like. All I can say is I've been there!
It’ll be better for the children,’ the wife said. ‘Pembrokeshire's beautiful and has to have a better climate than at home – please, I love the house, let’s buy it.
Hopefully, you are reading this because you like reading! I know that I would be lost and very fed up if I couldn't read! Books, ebooks, newspapers, magazines, leaflets, posters, google search, the list of reading devices seems almost endless.
I have been a loyal Healthspan customer for more years than I can remember. For quality and cost this company beats all the other competitors.They have the accolade of being the number 1 UK company in the vitamins and supplements market.
In 2013, it was reported that worldwide, digital music is selling globally better now than it ever has. All types of music from way back in the forties and fifties to the present day are being downloaded.
Derek Coles and Norman Turner
I came across this 'song' in the Daily Express last Saturday 12th March. Jennifer has kindly allowed me to share it with you. The lyrics trip along quite nicely to the suitably cheery tune of My Favourite Things from The Sound Of Music. One. two, three.....
I have recently put together a selection of my poems written over the last ten years or so. I am mostly selling these for our local Cancer Support Centre.The poems are mainly light hearted and I hope will amuse. The book entitled "PROSAITRY" is divided into various sections, one of which is Christmas so here is a one poem which might resonate with readers at this time of year.
Keeping bees is both an art, and a craft. It teaches you the benefits of patience, organisation, record keeping, hygiene, and safe food handling. In a good year you’ll get honey to eat and wax to make into polish, soap and candles too.What more could you want from a hobby?
I am delighted to be writing my third article for Fentimans. Those of you who know me, will have seen me posting Fentimans Ginger Beer on FB and Twitter as a favourite drink of mine. Now I have the pleasure of testing Fentimans mixers.
Well. These are extraordinarily good brownies. Chocolatey and deliciously gooey but with just a trace of salty graininess.
We miss you today as we do every day. The third Mothers Day without you. Thank you for being the best mum in the world. Love Margaret and Jan xx
You have to hand it to Flatcap. With the weights gone and the jogging forgotten, he’s found new ways to get into a shape other than round.