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Whine, Wine and Cheese

“We should all go out for drinks sometime!” Amazing how simple an idea this would have been before children.  Friends who enjoyed each other’s company during the day deciding that a girls’ night out would be great fun indeed.  They would have made a plan for an upcoming weekend, gone out and had a great […]

Pajama Party

You have to wonder who came up with the brilliant idea of windows built into our front entrance doors.  Oh, I know the sun is lovely, the light so welcome, and the sunbeams so…wait a minute, how the hell am I supposed to pretend I’m not home?   This isn’t meant to be an admission of […]

Mystery Food – Round 2

Welcome to round two of the little game I’m calling Mystery Food.  Maybe you saw my last post where I started this little theme – if not, you can read it here.  And if you don’t happen to think reading labels is worthwhile, someday I’ll tell you about the beef shepherd’s pie I once bought that had […]

The Sweet Life

What is the lure of a beautiful cookbook?  What is it exactly that draws me in, lifts my hand to the cover, begs me to open it to see inside?  I have a confession…I am a closet cookbook addict.  Addict, you say?  How can you be addicted to cookbooks?  They’re so practical, so useful!  Yes.  […]

In Real Life

The post that follows was inspired by a great idea from Mabel’s Labels.  Write a post on your blog in response to the following hypothetical situation: Electrical storms are going to wipe out the Internet (perhaps forever). You have one day left to write about your passions: what do you want to say to the blogosphere in 300 words or […]

What is money?

What is money?  Have you ever really sat down and thought about it? It’s how you get all the stuff you need, right? So, really, is that all that money is?  The stuff you spend it on?   It seems that when you are young, money is primarily about getting.  You use it to get […]

Toys and the truth

For years my five year old son thought toys simply appeared in our home, materializing out of thin air and good behaviour.  I would pick things up for him, stash them, and bring them out when it seemed we needed a new distraction, or a happy reward. Oh, sure, I took him shopping.  As a […]