Gin in a glass…

… does not have the same ring to it as “Whiskey in a Teacup“, and I love Whiskey in a Teacup – the utterly fabulous book by Reese Witherspoon. Get hold of a copy somehow, it is a wonderful read. I purchased it on a Friday and had finished reading it by the end of…

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Lemon honey in the city

Living in a big city naturally means you do not have an acre of land. We are lucky in that we have a courtyard, and it gets sun in the summer. You have heard me wax lyrical about basil pesto before. Well now it is the turn of some humble lemons. One of our first…

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The grandmother she will never know

Given I was an accidental child – my mother was 47 when I was born – and my little girl arrived a little after I past the age of 40 it is no surprise that both of my parents are gone. In some senses sad, for despite having two much older siblings my little girl…

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Basil pesto in the city

Have you ever eaten fresh basil pesto? It is divine, sublime, you pick the noun! Living in an inner city suburb with a courtyard does not mean that you cannot have your very own fresh produce.  I have grown basil in our ‘back yard’  every summer since we have been here.  In fact our courtyard can…

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