Archive for February 2010

a faint star

February 23, 2010

I wonder sometimes what happened to him. He was sweet, gallant, anxious, more than a little insecure. He was the sort of man who was never without a monogrammed handkerchief. I was so broken when we met, I couldn’t conceive of what it all meant. Other than dressing up and meeting for supper was more […]

caressing the palate with notes of chocolate, warm spice and wet stone…

February 21, 2010

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that wine tasting classes will be comprised of middle-class white couples, dressed in well-cut natural fibres. The group will also contain several chaps with lots of fake knowledge about what a good wine is, what wine is not acceptable to like, and the names of prominent old world wine […]

vodka cocktails, sunsets and forgiveness

February 14, 2010

From my sick bed last week, I noodled around travel sites fervidly (anywhere with sun sweet christ!) and continually returned to familiar images of an idyllic Greek island. Four years ago I went to Santorini for August Bank Holiday with three girlfriends. We stayed in a rooftop spa hotel. With an infinity pool. I remember […]

of chocolate, giraffes and malaise

February 11, 2010

Dear God, Dude are you on HOLIDAY or something?! I mean so far, twenty-ten has been kind of shitty. The Economageddon shows no real signs of recovery and now the Euro’s in trouble and Greece are WAY in the crap, mostly due to currency speculators (yeah, they were the fuckers that got us into this […]

if i was a horse you'd shoot me

February 09, 2010

Day nine of the plague. I am so exhausted and fed-up I can’t even put it into words. Just when I think it’s improving, I suffer a relapse. On Sunday, between the caravan and Toad’s conviction my head exploded. We were wandering around the Wind in the Willows exhibition in Henley on Thames; a nice […]