‘Tastes like a bonfire of recalled Barbie Dolls’: a family Japanese KitKat tasting…

My friend Emma recently went to Japan and she gave me a big bag of Japanese snack-sized KitKats she bought back. KitKats come in manifold flavours in Japan. Emma said there were whole shops which just sold KitKats! Over a game of Carcassonne, Fraser (42), Willoughby (13) and I (41) had a KitKat tasting. (Magnus was … Continue reading ‘Tastes like a bonfire of recalled Barbie Dolls’: a family Japanese KitKat tasting…

yoga ruins your life

I saw a little video the other day about how ‘yoga ruins your life’. It is about how after you get on the yoga path, your world view changes. You check-out of the stress-rat-race-wheel, you become more interested on your inner-life than accumulating stuff and status, and you kind of live in yoga-time, which is … Continue reading yoga ruins your life

magnolia walk (1)

On Friday the sun came out in that way it only does in spring, with a nip in the air but a novel brightness… I had a squillion things on my to-do list, many things which have been on there for weeks and are now somewhat pressing….and yet….and yet…. I wanted to walk, and walk, … Continue reading magnolia walk (1)

porch sitting

It’s quite the year for foxgloves – they have self-seeded everywhere and are growing tall and pretty, especially around the front porch.  People don’t seem to use front (street-facing) porches, but mine gets the morning sun, so I put a little table made from an old sewing machine base and chair there for morning cups … Continue reading porch sitting

stay…

My work is undergoing a significant restructure presently, and there is a lot of stress about. We are having to wait another five weeks before the restructure is finalised and we know what the impact will be on jobs etc. So…. ….I made this (below)  into a little poster for some of my friends at … Continue reading stay…