Monthly Archives: September 2011
Englishness continues as baby Emily is christened in the Parish Church in front of adoring family, friends and a set of great grandparents.
The Wednesday Tipple â€“ Autumn Afternoon Tea, Blackberry Scones with Blackberry Jam (and nice cup of tea)
Immersed in Englishness, cup of tea in hand, I pillaged the brambles along the doctorsâ€™ fence at the back of my grandparentsâ€™ house, and I am now standing by the stove skimming scum from a batch of warm blackberry apple … Continue reading
Back in London on the annual pilgrimage to the US Embassy to have my visa re-issued.Â Back to sleeping in my childhood bedroom, where creeper is already turning red around the windows, and I can watch the birds gathering in the … Continue reading
Given that a giant NASA satelliteÂ is about to hit the earth, now might be the perfect moment for serious thought, some sober and appropriateÂ reflection. Possibly even philosophical or religious musings. Or denial.
â€œIs that woman seriously shooting up kittens in Union Square?â€ wondered a girl loudly to her friend at the entrance of WholeFoods.
Growing things has, on the whole, been less straightforward than we thought it would be.
It will surprise no-one who knows Jonathan that his birthday meal of choice involved steak.
Itâ€™s prime cherry season, and theyâ€™re as cheap as theyâ€™re going to get on the fruit stand by my apartment. And, truth be told, Iâ€™d wanted to make bourbon cherries for a while, ever since my friend Grace made me … Continue reading
It was Jonâ€™s birthday this weekend, which brought with it the usual scheduling nightmare that seems to be endemic to modern life. Jess could not do Friday. Jeremy could only do Friday. Ken could do any day, as long as … Continue reading
The cinnamon buns really got me.