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.*
The world is bright and shiny and sometimes hard to bear. There are times when all you need is a memory, a reminder, a comforting form of nostalgia to ‘take you back’ to the good old days.
So......our first Christmas with our first grandson........one word for it......absolutely amazing!!!!! well ok two words....
A few years back I went on a Caribbean cruise, and one of the places I visited was Antigua. I used to dive with snorkel and aqualung in the UK, and have snorkelled in Malta, Spain, and the Bahamas, and a visit to Stingray City was a must.
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.
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
Jan has invited me to tell you a little bit about each of the three books I am donating as a 'giveaway' on the website. They are all available to buy on Amazon.
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...
Crikey Bikey Go From Strength To Strength - What A Fantastic Achievement For Two Young Entrepreneurs!
I am delighted to welcome Kia and Sky from Crikey Bikey. Since I published their story on the website, they are busier than ever which is fantastic! Let's sit down and have a cup of tea and some chocolate biscuits. Thank you both for agreeing to answer some questions for us.
This is a great and very tasty if you are busy. Easy to prepare and cooked in about an hour. Do try it!
Music had always been a hobby. But today my hobby has become my work and travel the UK and Europe doing it. How did that happen? I've been playing jazz since I was 15. Over the years I've been fortunate, as a semi-pro, to work with a number of excellent bands, but always as a paid hobby.
I've always been fascinated by the sea. I love the feeling of calmness that washes over me as I gaze at it from the shore or from the deck of a ship.
They say that traits and talents can lie dormant for years before emerging, and there’s some truth in that. Some families are musical, blessed souls, with little Johnny taking up the bassoon like his granddad (or the other way around); others adept at a myriad other pursuits, but with most folk busy earning a crust, they don’t have time to follow their dreams or fancies (down lads).
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.
I am delighted to welcome Bill Sewell of Cafe at All Saints, Hereford and MichaelHouse Cambridge. Bill is going to be sharing some of his delicious recipes with us. We are starting with a pork dish. As Bill states 'Pulled pork isn’t pretty but goodness it’s delicious. Proper caveman food.'
Here are three short poems to start off 2016. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Love heels but have swollen feet? This shoe could be for you. The Hettie has a 4cm dressy heel and it’s so comfy you won’t want to take it off!
Forget diamonds, there’s only one thing a middle-aged woman needs for a solo trip round Cornwall and Devon – and that’s a reliable Satnav. If you’ve ever tried to drive and read a map while a dizzying bend, or terrifying roundabout, loom up ahead, I’m sure you’ll be nodding wisely at this point. One of the benefits of getting older is recognising that stress just ain’t worth 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 came back from Nepal about a month ago. I have friends there, but had had mixed feelings about going. I needed to know that they were safe and well after the earthquake. But it also troubles me when visitors see disasters as some sort of tourist attraction.
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.
The winning entry for The Forum Recipe Competition "Share a Recipe, Win a Prize!" has been won by Adrienne Laverick. I spent an afternoon making the delicious soup myself. It is a great value for money lunchtime or light evening meal.
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.
I do realise that others people's holidays can be terribly boring but I promise this was a bit different.
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.
Photo copyright Marilyn Rodwell
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, romance novelists can belong to a professional writing organisation called The Romantic Novelists’ Association. The RNA gives support and encouragement to writers, organises really useful conferences, a chance to network and holds fabulous parties.
For those of you who have yet to make your Christmas cake, this is a quick and easy one. Worth keeping the recipe for 2016!
Photo taken by Janice Rosser
Most women love a good wedding! Me included. The clothes we wear, the Church, the nervous bridegroom, the vows, the tears, the reception, the champagne, and of course The Bride And her Bridesmaids, and the Eternal question 'what will they be wearing'?!
Hello again and I hope you’ve all enjoyed the first week of December.
A short poem for you all. Hope you enjoy reading it!
When you have an apple tree in the garden there comes a point in the year when you have to deal with it! Some years there is only a limited amount of fruit but other years there is a massive crop!
If a psychic claimed spirits would haunt you unless you never stopped building a house, most people would dismiss it. Sarah Winchester embarked on a building project that lasted until her death in 1922.
Early in the week, for whatever reason...I received a couple of DOZEN requests to Skype men. Among them, THREE 'GENERALS'? a Deputy General...a 'Sir' and a doctor. Only two women made the same request. I have no intention of Skyping any of them...
This great-looking faux sheepskin slipper from Cosyfeet comes in an EEEEE+ fitting for extra wide or swollen feet. Made from soft, breathable microfibre with a luxurious, fleecy lining, it’s as warm and comfy as it looks.
Thank you for inviting me to your blog and asking me to tell you about my life. They say that life begins at forty but for me it began at sixty. My dream was to become a published author before I was sixty and as time slipped by I was beginning to think I’d never achieve my dream.
Here is a humorous short poem to remind us of ageing!
Milk Chocolate Mousse In A dark Chocolate Circle, Shavings Of Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Tuile And Physalis Sauce
Here is a recipe to share with you for October. I hope you enjoy making and eating this fabulous desert!
Got all the ingredients to make my special chocolates again this year. Chocolate marzipan cherries.
Some of you may by now have seen the new Coeliac UK TV advert, the one with a woman having her midriff squashed by a snake and carrying her own bodyweight in fatigue around with her.
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. Scenes to teasure. A short poem as autumn is slowly turning to Winter
You know Christmas is just around the corner when:
At a time when many people are searching for the top 10 gifts for gadget lovers, ideas to treat Mum and the best gifts under a fiver for the office secret Santa, there will be around 500,000* older people who are all alone. If we all work together and give the alternative gift of friendship this Christmas, we will help make the festive period less lonely for older people.
A poem to share with you all. I hope you enjoy reading it!
A Macmillan Coffee Morning Including With Some Super Craft Items And Introducing My Wonderful New Dog, Alfie To Everyone!
Macmillan charity has always been close to my heart. When we got married my husband and I decided to ask for donations instead of gifts and managed to raise approx £2,000 for this cause thanks to generosity of family and friends.My Dad had died from cancer two years before so we wanted to give something back.
I wonder what our parents and grandparents would have said about the dangers we seem to be facing today, exemplified by the recent Paris terrorism? After all, their generation lived through wartime periods of clear and present danger to their lives, whether they were serving in combat, or enduring the Blitz.
The view of the coast of Croatia as we approached Dubrovnic was breathtaking. The last time I had been there , the approach was from the road high above the town so the view from the sea was totally different.