Feel Good Friday – Mr. Bean’s Nativity

December 12, 2014

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Gifting Dead Cows

December 11, 2014

Some years ago a friend’s daughter (we’ll call her Sue) married a man I had seen only a couple of times. Shortly after the wedding, Sue made a point of telling me that her husband (let’s say Fred) had a birthday coming up. Thinking it would be nice for me to give him a small […]

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All Keyed About A Parking Space

December 9, 2014

I needed to go shopping to get some last minute gifts. I had recently had to pay £300.00 (roughly $500.00) to fix my car as it had been vandalised. Because of this, I was hoping to get some cheap Christmas deals on the present that I was buying because money was tight. I drove to […]

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Gratitude Hoops

December 8, 2014

 I must write to share a story that has left me wondering who was in the wrong. Some background first. In my family, handwritten thank you cards don’t happen. Instead, we (and I include all of my immediate relatives like cousins etc) make a phone call and express thanks and catch up with family. I’ve […]

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Feel Good Friday – Bollywood Christmas

December 5, 2014

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If Only Our Cell Phones Chirped “Excuse Me?”

December 3, 2014

I have been friends with L for over 25 years now. We don’t see each other very often, but perhaps every couple of months we get together for lunch or dinner (sometimes with other friends there too), and sometimes we’ll go away for a weekend as part of our wider group of friends. The trouble […]

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Designated Bad Manners

December 2, 2014

I had an interesting experience this weekend. I have been a member of a book club in my new town since around April, when I was invited by a friend. It is (for the most part) a great group of women – people with similar interests who enjoy talking about the books we read but […]

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Free Book Give Away! “Christmas 101: Celebrate the Holiday Season from Christmas to New Year’s”

December 1, 2014

Everyone knows that the holidays are hectic—but Rick Rodgers, cooking teacher and bestselling cookbook author, knows that they don’t have to be. Christmas 101 offers the busy cook carefree ways to entertain with surefire recipes of old favorites, menus, timetables, make-ahead tips, and more. Rodgers will help you throw fabulous cocktail parties and traditional buffets, […]

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