Category Archives: Random Musings

Thick And Thin

In a week when the world’s focus has been variously divided between the horror of the Boston marathon bombings, Lady Thatcher’s funeral and an explosion at a fertiliser plant in West, TX (Syria, Afghanistan and North Korea seemingly shelved for … Continue reading

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Lament for the key of L

A week after the oven decided it was shuffling off this mortal coil or – to be more accurate – its heating element, an unfortunate late night proof-reading cocoa-meets-keyboard incident has left me angsting over the possibility of yet another … Continue reading

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Daring to care

I awoke this morning with the image of a wartime propaganda poster in my mind’s eye; a picture in a book my sister had when we were growing up.  The poster depicts an efficient-looking nurse with starched bosom pouring water … Continue reading

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Life is just…

… a bowl of cherries? Something strange has been happening on the streets of South London.  Something I very much doubt George Gershwin had in mind when he penned his ode to lightening up and slowing down.  And yet, it … Continue reading

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Mad Tidings or how to fill a stocking better than Joan Harris

As season 4 of MadMen builds towards what promises to be a thrilling climax and the festive season approaches, I find myself pondering swelegent Christmas gifts for those who’ve become irresistibly drawn to the series and who – like me … Continue reading

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Happy Kanelbullens dag!

According to its Facebook page, the annual Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon bun day) will see over 5,000 fans tucking in to this delightful confection on the 4th October by way of celebration.  As a devotee myself, no trip to Stockholm is … Continue reading

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Making up is hard to do

First my No.7 blusher, then my Maybelline mascara, followed by my L’Oreal lipstick, and most recently, my No.1 summer essential: Clinique’s pore minimizer sheets.  Even Wrigley’s Extra mints in the dinky blue cardboard box.  Why are manufacturers obsessed with discontinuing … Continue reading

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