Those who know me, know my love for all things Scottish and for Scotland itself.  So I was thrilled to find out that Pixar’s next movie (due late June 2012) is a Scottish tale. The necessary goose-bump-inducing trailer that had me tapping my fingertips together gleefully, rather like Mr. Burns in The Simpsons: I’m just […]

New Exercise Regime

And if I give it enough miles, it’ll be Carbon Neutral! When I asked/told my husband about us buying a push mower, not powered by gas or electricity, but by good ‘ol human energy, he gave me that “Really, are you going to actually use it?” look.  Yes, he’s that expressive, and we have been […]

A Thing of Beauty…

This was supper tonight.  It may not look elegant or fancy, but trust me, it is delicious!  We have my recently adapted “burger”.  Since I am mostly staying away from flour-based products including bread, tortilla wraps and buns, lettuce has become my stand-in for enclosing the contents of burgers, sandwiches and wraps.  Sometimes it’s Romaine, […]

Going the way of the Dodo

Did you know that an answering machine is a rare bird to find these days?  I didn’t, until recently.  Ours was around 12-15 years old, and had decided to be selective about the volume for listening to messages. Very inconvenient, no? So, on one trip last week to our local London Drugs, I went to […]

Three Strikes!

I really hate it when a naughty child happens to a good birthday party. Today, I took my youngest, (we’ll call him “Mr. G”) aged four, to the birthday party of a fellow classmate in pre-school.  The birthday boy is a bit shy, but very sweet and his parents are wonderful – fab hosts, generous, […]

Some ABC’s

Sarah, the Student Knitter, posted this on her blog, so I thought I’d steal the base and add my own info…. A. Age: 35B. Bed size: Queen, but sometimes wish it was a King with how my husband sleeps…C. Chore that you hate: dusting, cleaning kitty litter, cleaning the bathroom.D. Dogs: I like other people’s […]