Tag Archive | "Mme Bovary"

The host with the most

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Had a meeting of my real life book club (not to be confused with my lovely online blog book club) at home last night. Little Bingo was the star of the show, and a perfect host, moving graciously from lap to lap and sharing out his favours with a wisdom and discretion which was astonishing […]

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Thanks, but no thanks

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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We were greeted this morning by the mangled body of a mouse laid out, Silent Witness style, on the stairs down to the kitchen. The cat looked very smug. It reminded me that, on a loo run in the middle of the night, she had burst in on me and tried to get me to […]

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Big mouth

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Well, I’ve really gone and done it now. It turns out that the paperback version of my novel isn’t, in fact, coming out until August. I know this because I emailed my publisher to say how much I liked the picture of my very own legs taken by a secret undercover photographer hiding in a […]

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Show me the funny

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Yay! I have another¬†photo for Tara’s gallery! This week her theme is Show Me The Funny. The picture she’s used on her own blog is funny ha-harrrrgh, from our Halloween trip last year to Port Aventura when the barman presented Erica with a sachet of Nesquik to make her own hot chocolate. If a picture […]

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The best-laid plans ….

Friday, September 10, 2010


I sometimes feel I have a bit too much in common with Baldrick, of Blackadder fame. Not the personal hygiene problem (or at least no one has mentioned it ….) but the propensity for coming up with cunning plans. Which don’t always pan out. Take, for instance, the issue of cat food for the lovely […]

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The Bauble Basher

Monday, December 28, 2009


¬†As we are now enjoying that curious ceasefire in the festivities between Christmas and New Year, let me show you exactly why the tree at Divorce Towers is never, ever, ever going to make it into the pages of World of Interiors. Every time my back is turned, a certain furry someone creeps into the […]

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