decorating / homefront · it's all about me · kitchen capers · out and about · shopping / or not

The hams of Christmas past …

Being fifty-something, I’m familiar with the reflective phase that pervades as the last vestiges of the Christmas munchfest are munched and the new year looms with a fresh chapter of menacing resolution. This year, I’ve been reflecting on ham, mainly because my fridge has been brim-full with the stuff and this year’s ham will be… Continue reading The hams of Christmas past …

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Celebrating fifty-something in style … at The Press Club

Being fifty-something, I love welcoming others into the “fifty-something” club. Mostly, I’m more excited than they are. I remember that reluctance, the hesitance to own the “fifty-something” tag. Owning the tag doesn’t mean that’s all there is to you. I like to set rookie fifty-somethings straight. Resistance is futile. You can’t run. You can’t hide.… Continue reading Celebrating fifty-something in style … at The Press Club

craftiness · it's all about me · organising /good ideas at the time

Hit me with your ribbon stick (climbing back into the craft saddle)

Being fifty-something, I’m nothing if not persistent. The horror of my near-death-by-scrapbooking experience is slowly fading. So much so that last weekend I climbed back into the crafting saddle … boots and all. Inspired by the lithe young gymnasts at the London Olympics, I resolved to attempt a gymnast’s ribbon wand as a gift for… Continue reading Hit me with your ribbon stick (climbing back into the craft saddle)