Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mango Chutney

Mangoes are falling out of the trees as I speak, the garden is full of them, and so is the dog – whoever heard of a dog eating mangoes? With such a glut of fruit something had to be done … Continue reading

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Fairy Cakes and Hangman

There’s nothing quite like a bunch of young teenagers in the house to brighten things up a bit  – and even better when they feel comfortable enough to invite themselves round.  It all started with Fabian asking, after the meeting … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Wellies

The rains have started and the wellies have come out again – not the sort you generally see around here I agree but oh how practical, and comfy too. Yesterday was the heaviest downpour so far this year and logged … Continue reading

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Diet and Diabetes

This morning I went to visit Norma, our local breadmaker, for her Bible study we have together.  She is an elderly lady who recently lost her sister – they had lived together for many years and ran the bakery, a … Continue reading

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Lime Pickle – The Most Alkaline of Pickles?

Recently, while visiting one of our local towns, I was drawn to buying a bag of fresh limes from a market stall-holder.  Here they are known as lemons, but to me they are just like the small green fruits with … Continue reading

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Happiness

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.”  – Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864, American Novelist. This quote was alluded to in a Watchtower article, … Continue reading

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Bi-modal Sleep

Recently I read a report on the subject of sleep, or probably more accurately the lack of it. (click here to read the article) Many of us believe we need a good solid eight hours of sleep to be able to … Continue reading

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