Word for a Wednesday

Oxymoron /ˌɒksɪˈmɔːrɒn/ noun    One ah dem words which cracks me up every time I hear it. It’s the moron part and it is actually pronounced like moron with the protracted vowels. Would not be so funny if the vowels were clipped. Moron is a term once used in psychology and psychiatry to denote mild…

Cakes on Tuesday

So… I want to know if anyone has tried their hand at making the cakes I have published. If not, why not. I also want to know if anyone has any recipes to share. They must be easy to make and Scrumplicious. If anyone has a recipe for a cake that takes more calories to…

What’s the magic word?

Part of travelling is to learn about other cultures and be a richer person as a result. Truth is people watching and reading decent articles is just as much fun. The problem with people watching is that judgements are made that ruin an otherwise tranquil sit on the grass at my one’s farmer’s market for…

Wooohoooo!

It’s been a while… I have been writing. I have written letters and cards to friends, kept up with my diary. One of my things this year is to write, record if you will, the events of the day in my diary rather than use it as an appointment book.  My French Sister visited with…

Famine in the Animal Kingdom

Once upon a time… time. There was a terrible famine in the Animal Kingdom. All the animals grew listless. Even the mighty King, Brer Lion, stopped preening around the jungle, as his once shiny fur began to lose the glossy sheen that he was famed for.  The lack of food became so extreme that the…

Brer Anansi the Spiderman

I love stories. I adore books. I still buy them even though I have a kindle. The satisfaction of turning a page, smelling and feeling the paper,  and being captivated with words. Nothing like it.  Time was that I would be reading a book and become so engrossed that I would be unaware of my…

A few words, as it is Wednesday

This! Gives me hope! I am not alone in the I/me struggle.  What muddles you up in the English Language? Punctuation?  Grammar? Spelling? How about pronunciation?  Beautifully idiosyncratic language. Not the only idiosyncratic language but considering most people are expected to speak it, it can be bewildering. Mind Your Language was a particularly good series…

A day out in Melbourne – the most lovable city in the world

Started off this morning doing a Shred Combat class at my new gym. That’s a whooooooole other story. Shred Combat is a mixture of boxing and martial arts and I la la la loved it! Came home for a shower and to have brekky. Got the train, into Melbourne CBD, to meet one of my…

Peter Piper Picked… Pepper Pickle

Pepper Pickle! Every West Indian home will have a jar, jars or bottles of Pepper pickle or Hot Sauce or suh’m on their dining tables. For sprinkling over food to make a hot meal experience soar into the sweating and reverse-hissing-to-get-your-tongue cool realm.  I know Jamaican, Trini, Bajan, Guyanese, Nevisian folk who always have a…