Small Talk

Learning to become serene and scholarly

There is a part of me that would love to be like the Queen Mother, or perhaps the Dowager Countess of Grantham. There is never any doubt these women are beautifully schooled in the finer things. That fantasy is regularly torn to shreds by my inability to sit still, wear gloves or be even occasionally […]

In the holiday’s aftermath

Well, it’s January.  Yawn.

A new year, old routines

Well, it was back to school on Monday for many of us.

The next millenium is only 985 years away

Say it with me now… Yikes! The next millennium is only 985 years away.

Have yourself a merry little Boxing Day

Best wishes to all on this fine Boxing Day. Boxing Day, Dec. 26, is a traditional holiday in England and its origin leaves most Americans scratching our heads.

Nutritional rules are declared null and void

In case you missed the pronouncement, let me give you the official word. As of Dec. 1 and through at least Jan. 4, all nutritional rules and regulations have been temporarily declared null and void.

Rainy day weather perfect for a good book

ll be on the way. What better excuse to grab a book, a chair and a warm, dry corner?

The smell of cookies in the morning

Best holiday news ever! Some sweet soul, who doesn’t know my track record for setting off the smoke alarm, has invited me to a Christmas cookie exchange. I love these things because, despite my love of holiday goodies, I tend to flag on the days of baking required to create all the exotic kinds I […]

What surprises may come

Happy holidays, to all our everlovin’ friends and family.

For the love of dishtowels

Towels get no respect