• Remember when…

    In March this year (in my previous blog, The Princess Diaries), I invited a couple of people to post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of them and me. It could be anything they wanted – good or bad – BUT IT HAD TO BE FAKE. They had free reign, except they had to start their story with “Remember when you and I….” or “I’ll never forget the time you and I…” The idea was that creativity and hilarity had to be the order of the day. I received the most fascinating responses. And, since I’m officially killing off Princess Diaries, I thought I’d post some…

  • Wellies, Galosh, Gumboots, Mackintosh

    Wellies: The Wellington boot, also known as a welly, a wellie, a gumboot or a rubber boot, is a type of boot based upon Hessian boots worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and fashionable among the British aristocracy in the early 19th century. I owned my first wellies when I was about five. They were fire engine red and I LIVED in them. Permit me to be a silly bugger and post my ode to Wellies on this cold and blustering winters day. I just bought my first big girl wellies. Blue with pink trim and Green with blue trim. How to wear them? where to…

  • Sugar and Spice

    Girl, Had dinner at an old friends` place last night. Saw many people that I haven`t seen since I was on res at ‘varsity. Was good for the soul, I guess. Yesterday was a bugger of a day and I blame it on the sun, the moon, my shizophrenia. Anyway, sometimes I feel like a girl not a woman. Like I don`t want to be brave and strong and independent. Like I really really want to be coddled (and cuddled). Yesterday, I guess, was one of those days. Last night at dinner, though, it was different. The French onion soup was served and as I slid my spoon in backwards…