Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Yellow birds of Curaçao

Yellow birds of Curaçao.

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Solstice 2014: Let the Celebrations Begin!

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Originally posted on GALLIVANCE:
At this time of year, everyone is patiently awaiting the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday – for whatever that means; time off work, family parties, travel, or just some stress-free relaxation. But science geeks know that…

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The Baking Paraphanalia. (Extract from The Boomer Generation due out in May).

THE BAKING PARAPHANALIA Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. Julia Child. In fact I had all my mother’s baking paraphernalia as nobody else wanted any of it. Mother possessed jelly moulds, china baking beans, cake … Continue reading

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A Delicious Gift: Stew For Two

Originally posted on The Domestic Man:
Recently, I’ve been thinking about living a simpler life. The idea started when I visited Mickey Trescott’s new home in the Willamette Valley over the summer, but it really solidified when we moved all…

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Former “Matilda” Star Mara Wilson on Leaving Hollywood and Becoming a Writer

Originally posted on Longreads:
Adele Oliveira | Longreads | Nov. 2014 | 15 minutes (3,798 words) In 1994, when she was seven years old, Mara Wilson appeared on The Today Show with Katie Couric to promote a remake of Miracle…

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I have just spent a perfect few days with my youngest grandson. His  parents were away and his siblings were at school. My husband had the flu and stayed in bed and that just left my darling boy and me … Continue reading

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