If you’re listening…

I recently enquired of a trusted partner in crime whether or not the NSA would start following my blog if I wrote a post slagging off ‘president’ trump.  The answer I got back was “They already do, and they’d like to see more recipes” so in an attempt to satisfy my audience, no matter how…

Make it your own

I am fortunate enough to have semi-regular access to a wonderfully full Indian supermarket. I am also fortunately enough to be able to buy random products with no idea what to do with them. The last purchase of this sort was a packet of dried limes. It appears that dried limes are mostly used in…

The last four things – part 2

Following on from yesterday… 3: Lush shampoo bar and tin I have started using these Lush shampoo bars as a way to reduce the plastic I buy and because, once I started using them, I discovered how much better my hair feels. They do not seems to leave as much residue when they’re rinsed out,…

The last four things – part 1

I am trying to find a balance between frugality and minimalism. On the surface it would seem that they are compatible but frugality means buying 100 of something if you find it on offer (so that the next 100 times you need that thing you have not paid full price for it) whereas minimalism means…

Next Round-up

Part two of my ass kicking, self reminding and gentle prodding…Part one here Doing stuff you don’t wanna – along with reining in my ego (a bit) pausing to consider what the other people in the room might be expert on has caused me to also admit the possibility that things may end up going…

Life outside of work

As the result of a recent conversation with a friend I have been thinking about how I and other people occupy our ‘free’ time. My friend is a football (soccer) fan and we were discussing her options for activities once the season ends. I was trying to convince her not to do her job of…

(Not French) Onion Soup

I love soup. I said it. I don’t care if my soup doesn’t have the latest superfood in it, because it IS a souperfood (lol, I am SO funny…) The right soups keep us full longer, the right soups improve our health, the right soups make you feel warm and happy and comfortable. After eating…

Learning from others

I have read a couple of articles about a former grocery store then restaurant, called Shopsin’s in New York. They appear as part of the zeitgeist (which I try to partake of sparingly) then fade back to live with the memes about minions and that name that was on everyone’s lips for two weeks. The…