Monthly Archives: March 2013

ON COOKING, MY STOVE HAS NO CHIMNEY


(Do I have to spell it out?  I mean, I haven’t a cooking flue.) The Ponk Pilkadot Food Quiz No 80 1.  What does pomegranate mean? Very hard rock cakes baked by the English. 2.  Where is Torta Pasqualina traditionally served on … Continue reading

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Bard from addressing the question of the question?


I am, here, questing into the question of the SidevieW theme which is ‘The question’.  A quote from Shakespeare which is often used in our household relates to one of those. You see, Border Collie siblings Tess and Toby look … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL SONNET TO AN EASTER BONNET


HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE! (If you don’t do Easter, have a happy one anyway.) My Easter message: By a failure, do not be appalled, Have ever you heard of a song that was called: ‘Smile and Show Your Dimple’? No? Reason … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL GERUNDS AND PARTICIPLES – AMAZING AND CONFUSING


An ‘ING’ is quite a funny th-ING. It can to words completion br-ING, Or turn a verb into a noun If you a gerund should jot down, So ‘walkING is a healthy sport’ Describes an ‘ing’-form of this sort.  Alas! … Continue reading

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ELEVEN QUESTIONS FROM THE ‘TAG – YOU’RE IT’ CHALLENGE


  Thanks for the nomination,   huntmode    of: http://chasingrabbitholes.com/   As I still have to deal with my previous challenge  🙂  I agreed to answer the questions without doing any of the other things.   1.  If you could choose … Continue reading

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CAPTION COMPETITION RESULTS


Remember that Caption Competition back in the age of Diner Soars (that was when you could get a full dinner on the flight with Economy Class – or it could instead have been the injuries suffered when Dinah clobbered you) and the votes on … Continue reading

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The Blogger You Award.


     Thank you, Ivor Knievel Skeem, for nominating me for this award.  I feel deeply honoured and chuffed and flattered and chirpy about it.  The rules are that I have to thank the nominator.  Done.  Then I have to … Continue reading

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