If you live or have loved in the UK, (or possibly ex pat communities such as Dubai or the Spanish costas) , you will know that Mr Kipling bakes exceedingly good cakes! Not just because the advertising ‘strapline’ says this, but because they really are. Mr Kipling alas is not a real baker but a […]Read More Exceedingly good cakes……..
We are all too familiar with the ‘on hold’ message when calling a contact centre is to be told ‘your call is important to us, and we apologise for the delay etc.’ Well that might well be the case but my choice of music most certainly is not a big issue for them. A fairly […]Read More Your musical taste is not important to us…
For those thinking this is the first line of a romantic monologue, prepare to be (slightly) dissapointed. The object of my affection here is Parkrun. I know I have written about this before here (do click and have a read if you have a minute) and indeed for those for whom even the thought of […]Read More I’ve missed you….
My blog page has been to the spring cleaners but maybe suffering some glitches in its transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. If you can spare a minute, can I ask you to read and like or comment just so that I can see I am still in touch with the world ! Thanks and Happy […]Read More Fresh new look?
As Canadian Singer Songwriter Avril Livigne puts it’s……Why does life have to be So Complicated? I don’t actually mean complex relationship problems, issues relating to world peace or solving scientific mysteries or even working out what does the Colonel use in KFC to give it’s unique flavour? No, I mean really simple stuff. My father […]Read More If all else fails, read the instructions ……
Valentine’s day I know triggers many emotions ranging from hope, disappointment, cynascism, indifference and probably a whole raft of others too.Many of us have probably experienced all or some of these depending on our range of life experience i.e. how old we are!In my early teens a Valentine’s card (or extremely rarely ….cards plural!) would […]Read More Happy Valentine’s day!
For those not of a religious nature and in fact those without a specific knowledge of 14th century saints, the name St Pancras means nothing, other than it being a somewhat magnificent London Railway Terminus.For those who may want to know more, St Pancras became a saint due to his martyrdom and rebellion against the […]Read More Saint Pancras
TV viewers of a certain generation in the UK will be familiar with TOWIE. For those not in that demographic, its a reality TV programme, ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ following lives of 20 somethings living and nightclubbing around Romford, a London suburb but actually in the neighbouring county of Essex and holidaying in Magaluf […]Read More The only way is….
A few weeks ago, we had a quick visit to Northumberland for the weekend. From where we live in Yorkshire, it’s only a couple of hours drive away and to use that well used cliche, it is a hidden gem! Castles, deserted beaches with seals , lighthouses and unspoilt towns all just a couple of […]Read More Bookshops, log fires and trains
This might sound like a cryptic crossword clue but it’s not. Waiting at London’s Kings Cross Station station for a homebound train to Yorkshire earlier in week I decided to buy some lunch for the train journey. By chance I picked up a fruit drink sweetened with honey from a start up ethical company who […]Read More Just bee cause!