Category Archives: Miracle

What about us grils?

I love grils don’t you mean girls what about us grils….. …this piece of remembered wisdom, scratched and biroed onto the lavatory wall of a Covent Garden bar, achieved a new and apposite meaning in our kitchen last night. Welsh … Continue reading

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A warm hand on your opening….

The old ones are always the best and so it turned out to be with this elegant bottle of  1984 Chateau de Rayne-Vigneau Sauternes that I could no longer resist opening. One Christmas, some fifteen years ago, my cousin, who is also partial … Continue reading

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Soft centred Sundae…..

There is such a silence this Sunday morning. Even the birds are in quiet contemplation. The soft hum of the computer and the click clack of the keyboard  is all that breaks the hush. Once it would have been the … Continue reading

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Fast food……if you like fasting.

The peace and quiet of solitude is a great pleasure when it is chosen rather than imposed.  Rain drops tapping on the window and the hum of the computer keep the silence at bay whilst ginger bread has done the … Continue reading

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Days of little miracles

There’s a corollary to chasing death which is a blind determination to hang on to life.We were watching a butterfly in our garden gloriously living its short span by floating ethereally    from bloom and bloom like a fantastically rigged aerial sailing ship. … Continue reading

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