Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Romance of Fried Flowers

A couple of weeks ago I received a mysterious text message. It was from someone I didn’t know, Tina, saying she’d read my book and would like to know how to cook fried flowers. Apparently she and her boyfriend were in Italy … Continue reading

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A Ditty from my Australian Sister

Ideally, this should be sung, but reading it and imagining the Bye Bye Blackbird tune is the next best thing… Pack up all my cares and woes, Soon I’ll have nice straight toes, Bye bye bunion. There’s a team that waits … Continue reading

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Mastering a Bedpan

I’ve discovered that there are two things which are difficult to master when you go into hospital: using a bedpan, and walking on crutches. I have nothing but praise for the hospital, staff and consultant, but you can’t choose your … Continue reading

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Italian Jam and European Regulations

Why have our newspapers been filled recently with the latest regulations from Brussels banning the re-use of jam jars? Answer: because we’re an obedient nation and although it will undermine the glorious jam and Jerusalem tradition, we’ll probably comply. But … Continue reading

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