Coffee time

Hi. Do you like coffee? Do you feel guilty drinking it as we have been told repeatedly that too much caffeine can be bad for us? In fact, in moderation a couple of cups of coffee a day have been found to have significant health benefits. I was surprised to learn recently that, amongst otherContinue reading “Coffee time”

Trip to Staines on the train

Hello my friends. I’ve had quite a nice day. It was a “me” day when I did things I wanted to do. I’ve been worrying quite a lot about other people in my life recently so decided to focus on myself today. This morning I made beef and anchovy stew and it’s been cooking inContinue reading “Trip to Staines on the train”

Bird flu and other thoughts of the day

Hi. How are you all? I had a visit from the local council today to ask if I am keeping any birds? The answer is no, by the way. I think the foxes would probably get them anyway. I thought maybe they were here about the rats.. David and his guitar student saw a massiveContinue reading “Bird flu and other thoughts of the day”

A walk around Bray Lake on Cocktail Saturday

Windsor is busy. There are cars, bicycles, people, dogs, children, everywhere! It is hard to find some space. All the restaurants and bars are now booked up weeks if not months in advance. The virus figures are going down and down (thank goodness) and everyone is out and about in the sunshine. For lunch todayContinue reading “A walk around Bray Lake on Cocktail Saturday”

Cappuccino

Hi, I haven’t had a cappuccino in months, as I stopped visiting coffee shops, but I have been practising saying it, in my best Italian accent. For want of anything better to do, I have started a free Open University course in beginners Italian food and drink. The link to the course is here. It’sContinue reading “Cappuccino”