Poetry: Grandma Kate

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I was far too small to reach the dusty glass jars stacked on the wooden shelves of your garage. I’dskate by wondering what orange or yellow or green meantand if you’d teach meyour secrets. I outgrew wantingto know before your mindforgot all the things—including  me. It’s been 17 years since you left without meetingyour great-grandchildren and nowI wonder if […]

Poetry: Grandma Kate
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Making Your Own Kitchen Cutting Board

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ou can use any type of wood that is suitable for cutting boards, such as hard maple, cherry, or walnut. Choose a wood that is hard and dense, as it will be less prone to scarring and will be easier to clean and maintain. You will need enough wood to cut out the pieces for the top and bottom of the cutting board, as well as any additional pieces needed for any handle or grip.

Making Your Own Kitchen Cutting Board

Capturing Christmas

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Of all the gifts I enjoyed each Christmas, new books were among the best. Over the years, they changed: childhood’s Little Golden Books turning into The Bobbsey Twins, and then into Cherry Ames. In time, I began receiving ‘big girl books,’ and one of the first was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty […]

Capturing Christmas

Florence Italy

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2017 – Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence, Italy) 🇮🇹 Florence could be the best place in Italy to spend time. There is more than enough things to do in this historical area.The people are friendly and helpful. Communication is easy because English is widely spoken or understood though it is always polite to […]

Florence Italy

Review: The Adventures of Peter Pan, Manchester Opera House 10-31st December 2022

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same without an evening at the theatre and I can’t think of anything better to get myself into the festive spirit than a night at the panto. After being enthralled with the top notch production of Aladdin last year at the Manchester Opera House I couldn’t wait to return to see […]

Review: The Adventures of Peter Pan, Manchester Opera House 10-31st December 2022