Bringing Up

……. But? What happens if you’re halfway up the stairs?

Sweeping thoughts

I’m at that age now where my memory is trying to delude me. I have times where I walk purposefully into a room and stop just in the doorway and ask myself, why? Why am I in this room? What did I come here for? I will stand there for a matter of seconds, waiting, …

Do you buy online? Retailers say they don’t like it when you do this. But here’s why we do it.

Look after your 'on feet' customers

Well I should really change the heading to: These are my experiences as to WHY I buy online whenever able. The only things that I don’t really like buying online are shoes and clothing. The first is obvious. There are so many different ‘sizes’ in shoes. Whereas once upon a time I knew that a …

Electric cars – the sound of the future.

Be in the present.. the future has arrived!

The race is on! The electric car range is growing with car makers introducing more models. I really like the look of the electric car. I’ve yet to drive one, or be inside one but I’m actually not adverse to them now…. and that’s a lot coming from me! If they can sort out the …

Plant of the day: Hen and Chicken fern

Hen and Chicken Fern

I have always loved this plant. It is one of the first indoor plants that I grew when I was in my early 20’s and it was then that I first found that I actually had green thumbs – and fingers! This Hen and Chicken fern along with the wispy, romantic maiden hair fern have …

101 Epsom Salt

Epsom salts

Epsom salt, garlic, honey and ginger. All very good for you in different ways. I remember a poultice used by my mother when I had an infection on my wrist. The main ingredient was Epsom salt. She mixed mashed garlic, honey and Epsom salt and placed it on the wound and she changed the poultice …

Poached eggs personified! People pleasers.

Poached eggs nestled on lettuce varieties, avocado, pine nuts

Those perfect poached eggs that are placed in front of you when you have just finished your first cup of coffee at your favourite cafe. How do they do it? I have had a few tips from my son (a chef) and although I have in no way perfected the ‘cafe’ egg; I am happy …

Lions 2017 tour! Rugby but not as we know it

Crusaders V Lions

If the forwards  (made up mostly by All Blacks) couldn’t work out what was going on in the scrums during the night of a full moon in Crusader land who could? The referee Mathieu Raynal – yes a frenchman –  was giving penalties away when the scrum hadn’t even had time to set – go …

Thoughts that go bump in the night

You know what happens next. You lie down on your favourite pillow. It might take one or two puffs and punches to have it at just the right height and fluffiness to nestle your weary head into it. Alarm set – check; kisses and cuddles with him-indoors – check. The cat is well asleep and …