Last Saturday I felt in need of a morale boost so I quietly annexed a rather expensive box of dried figs from the larder which someone had brought as a prezzie. I did this without upsetting anyone in the house Read more »
I know it’s a very damp subject and everyone keeps pouring over it but I can’t resist writing more about our bizarre wet winter. There are two reasons for doing this. One is my continuing disbelief at the sheer volume Read more »
There’s been much talk recently about party political rebellions and new EU migrants—this time starring the good people of Romania and Bulgaria. It’s not their fault: they’re simply the latest in the European Ebay Free Boundary Auction and as such Read more »
Across 1 Seafood cafe buzzing on Dorset beach (4) 6 Wide Royal castle west of Beaminster (12) 12 Held in the UK in 2012 (8) 15 Stubborn offspring of a donkey and a horse (4) 16 Open this to run Read more »
With the growing debate about an independent Scotland, I am starting to feel seriously left out. It seems you can only take part in this discussion if you live North of the Border or are a genuine Scot. My mother Read more »
We need a larger letterbox at home. November is the merry month of mail order mayhem—the time of year when every supermarket, weekend newspaper, toy retailer and garden store produces its list of special Christmas offers.
So, I’m sitting here at my computer with a cup of coffee and a bag of sweeties by my side. My hands are raised over the keyboard and I’m about to start typing but… I’ve now completely forgotten what I’m supposed to be doing.
Only a few short weeks to go now… the agony of expectation, the excitement, the joy and the disappointment… I can’t wait… No, I’m not talking about Father Christmas and what he might put in my stocking. I’m talking about Read more »
The South West really is the nation’s top class cuisine region – a fact celebrated by the horde of regional food fairs and festivals springing up like wild mushrooms all over the place. You’ve only got to turn your back Read more »
I’ve been wanting to write about this for a number of years and it’s now time since I read last month about yet another local big cat sighting. This one’s apparently been spotted sniffing around a Somerset pig farm but Read more »