• Poostal Service

    Twice last year Chris, being just the wrong side of fifty, received very nice letters from the Association de Dépistage Organisé des Cancers en Creuse, at the orders of the Ministre de la Santé, inviting him to give himself up at the doctor’s so that fingers could be probed where...


  • 100 today!

    Post no. 100 today so time for a party! It’s certainly time to celebrate as on Monday I got an award. Vanessa Couchman, the writer and blogger, awarded me a Stylish Blog Award. I was so chuffed! Now Vanessa’s blog is extremely stylish – she’s an elegant writer and talented...


  • Whoops – what have I done?

    [][1]I got up in a very good mood this morning (I won’t go into details) and, in a fit of joyous optimism, signed up for the WordPress ‘post a day’ challenge for 2011. Which means I have agreed to write a blog article every day for the rest of the...


  • Kindle thoughts

    My Kindle is turning into a mixed blessing. It’s being slightly aggravating in that I have to reconnect to our Wifi nearly every time I use it, which isn’t supposed to happen. It may be a Friday afternoon Kindle and have to get sent back for a replacement at this...


  • Sex it up the French way on St Valentine’s Day!

    Public domain photo by Petr Kratochvil There are plenty of aphrodisiacs to be found lurking amongst food items that we consider to be typically French. Here are a few to try out on February 14th. Aniseed (anise) has been used as an aphrodisiac since Roman times. Sucking the seeds was...