The Bottom of the Holiday Cup

Well, here we are, reaching the bottom of our proverbial holiday cup, already mentally making the move from two weeks of Italian winter sun back to the short, gray, drizzly days of a British January. Not that I’m complaining – we’ve had a wonderful time skiing, hiking and […]

From the Mouths of Babes

I wouldn’t call myself hardened or jaded, but I can generally sniff out a video designed to make money off the fruit of one’s loins. They generally sicken me and rank right alongside any sappy Hallmark meme someone has unwittingly cross-stitched to my Facebook page. No thank you! […]

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You know, blogging is a funny business. Well, if you can call it that. I have yet to earn a single penny from this little journey into self-deprecation and artistic pretence, not that I have tried overly hard… Yet despite the usual monetary measurement of success, I cannot […]

The Right Side of the Bed

My air purifier switches off promptly at 7 a.m. and as usual, my response is classically Pavlovian. Once the white noise disappears, I am completely and absolutely awake, and to be honest, it is a kinder wakeup call than Pavlov’s bell. I am, however, immediately hungry. (Go figure!) Precisely […]

HH and the Hot Yeti

HH and I have a long history of music analysis. This is not to say, however, that it is all serious debate – quite often, HH’s inner 14-year-old comes out to play, and he rewrites the lyrics just for fun. Tonight, “Shining Light” by Ash was playing in […]