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Salads in (vintage) jars

Being fifty-something, I’m always on the look-out for new lunch ideas. I’ve counted the beans and figured I’ve had close to 20,000 lunches in my fifty-something lifetime. No wonder I’m keen for something novel! I noted a lot of online chatter about “salads in jars” and my fancy was tickled sufficiently for me to give… Continue reading Salads in (vintage) jars

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A little Islay whisky education at Whisky and Alement

Being fifty-something, I appreciate the finer things in life. Single malt whisky is one of them. Thanks to a family connection (on Mr P’s side) we’ve developed a taste for the single malt expressions from Islay, Scotland’s most famous whisky island. They’re peaty and smokey, earthy and warming … and definitely not for the novice… Continue reading A little Islay whisky education at Whisky and Alement

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – Book Review

Not sure how to avoid plagiarism? I use Grammarly because, being fifty-something, the last thing I need is a costly lawsuit eroding the “rest egg”. Above all, I want to make sure my work is original and not compromised by cliche or commonness. Writing is much more than simply sitting down in front of the keyboard… Continue reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – Book Review