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…

Capture the mood

This year my goal is to improve my computer technology know-how.  I can happily say that I am no longer awful at it and I do not shy away from it. It’s amazing how much I have learnt, how much more there is to learn and how it seems to be evolving every second.  I…

Happy New Year of the Pig

I did my bit at the weekend to live up to the year. wink! oink! Now got to get back to being a Phoenix.  I am watching the Harry Potter films because god-daughter number 1 is mad about that world. Her fanaticism is infectious. HP books were a huge phenomenon in the late 90s and…