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Tale of Two Dinners

This is the story of two dinners, one a great success, the other sort of. Further back than I want to remember my wife came to me with an idea, The conversation went like this. 392 more words


The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Digging for Roots Challenge 

I hail from Oxfordshire UK, where I’ve lived for the past 18 years, until I moved up north into halls for University. 211 more words


On Notice

For last week’s Five Minute Friday post on the prompt NOTICE. I shared some observations, all kicking off with the prompt word., I ended the blog with the challenge, What about you, what have you noticed lately? 492 more words


The Me I Turned Out to Be

I keep trying to be myself
but I always end up
being someone else
or something else.
The dirt gives way
and I’m am a tumble… 292 more words



Shaken and Stirred – What’s the most elaborate, complicated meal you’ve ever cooked? Was it a triumph for the ages, or a colossal fiasco?

Once a year, half the population of the Blackstone Valley dusts off their driver’s licenses, takes the old buggy out of storage, and heads for downtown Uxbridge. 551 more words


Grandma, My Cornerstone -Digging for Roots

My maternal grandma was and still is my cornerstone in the fabric of my soul, heart, and genetics. I was born when she was sixty years old and I was seventeen when she died. 716 more words