Tag: cultural diversity

Happy Holiday!

Behold a card from the family of a man with whom the OH used to work about 20 years ago. He lives in upstate New York, commuting distance from Manhattan and, when we were in more regular contact, he was already doing very well...

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An evening with Nigella

I have been a devotee of Nigella Lawson’s writing for years, since way before her cookery books, when she wrote a column for the London Evening Standard. I have most of her books (Domestic Goddess and Feat are my...

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Black Friday is NOT a Thing

Well, it might be a Thing in the USA, that quiet day between Thanksgiving (always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November) and the weekend, when people are so busy sleeping off their turkey and marshmallows and yams and...

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Visiting my mum

For those who follow her progress, I can report that my mum seems to be well and thriving in her home in India. Although I had to explain who I was the first time we went to see her yesterday, she’s recognised me each time...

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Sunshine on a gloomy day

  I can add nothing about the outrage that took place in Paris last night. It is a gloomy, rainy, windy day, archetypically November. MsDD has gone off to play at a Music Conference in Daventry, which she’ll follow...

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Stepping on the stone

  One ritual in the Hindu wedding ceremony is when the bride puts her (naked) foot on a stone and agrees to be the rock of the family. Patriarchal as this is, I like it because someone has to  stand up for the family and...

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Mum! Shivaji’s staring at me.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.   He’s not made of gold. He’s a plaster statue painted with gold paint and I’m not even sure how we acquired him. I think it might have been on the trip to India just...

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Liberal confusion

It was an unpleasant surprise first thing this morning to open up Facebook and view a Britain First video posted by someone who was a close friend when we both lived in Paris. The video was of Muslims, including women clad in...

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I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend. Agonising about what to wear, I came across this gorgeous dress from Bombshell. Even better news: they had my size and it was reduced! It would have been rude not to!

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security  but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them. I mean look how ugly they are! White UPVC, no definite sense of style nor era and the opening is both tiny and a trip hazard. How on earth are you supposed to… [more]

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