Two days after Christmas…

I’m sitting here wearing my new Minnie Mouse slippers (thanks to my daughter, son-in-law and grand-kids) and my new purple earrings (thanks to my son and daughter-in-law) – and, for the naughty-minded, yes I’m wearing clothes! – waiting for the...

We’re a weird mob.

We’re a strange breed, we humans. Just watching the nightly news gives us an interesting snapshot of the human condition. A weirdo holds a bunch of people hostage in a chocolate and coffee cafe in the heart of our biggest city. His demands: a terrorist flag...

Dear coffee, I miss you

Had a bit of a nasty shock the other day; heard a good friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This was the lady who often gave me a place of refuge away from the hospital, when I was having radiotherapy, many many years ago. I don’t know why I...

It’s St Nick’s day.

Happy St Nicholas’s birthday, everyone! December 6 is the day the first, the original, St Nicholas/Santa Claus/Father Christmas was born somewhere in Turkey. He was a kind old boy who gave a peasant some bags of gold (allegedly dropping them down the chimney) so...