Thursday, 25 August 2016

I need to stop procrastinating .... maybe tomorrow!

Need Some Inspiration? Try Bananas!

Mango Banana Coconut Smoothie

Food on Friday: Bananas came up with over 30 links – down a bit because of the lure of the Olympics, I suspect.   I have selected a few banana delights to inspire you today.  To see the whole collection, head on over to this Pinboard (which also has links from the earlier banana Food on Fridays)

The pic at the top is from Lisa's Kitchen a lovely Mango Banana Coconut Smoothie

Frozen Banana Dessert by Cooking Weekends – simple and stunning.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

First, a big thank you to Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews for alerting me to this utterly charming book.  I really want you to read this book but can't seem to find words that will give you a feel for it without too many spoilers.

I read it in less than a day.  The main character is an Englishman in his 60's who lost his wife a year before.  As a result of finding a charm bracelet he sets out on a series of adventures quite out of character for him. Some parts of this book are also screamingly funny.

Not only do you fall in love with this true gentle-man but I felt that the relationship with his children was incredibly well drawn.  The way families can drift apart unintentionally as a result of misunderstandings etc was compellingly dealt with.

Bottom line – read this book – I am sure you will love it.