Category Archives: Shopping

Seven Days of Bliss

This was a great week. I got to see my son and hold his baby girl. My daughter won a job interview with one of the world’s biggest and best known companies. I began to work on a project that … Continue reading

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Lick me all over

The late Sir David Frost chaired a television panel game called “Through the Keyhole”. The format still airs on TV in the UK. The show involved cameras cruising a celeb’s house, much as on MTV’s Cribs, and other celebs then … Continue reading

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With Audrey, on Capri

It beats me how Audrey Hepburn ever squeezed her calves into a pair of Capri pants. If the actress spent any time on the island of Capri she must have been very beefy twixt knee and ankle because the inclines … Continue reading

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No Legover and Mounting Frustration

“Were you raised around here?” I asked, gesturing widely.  It is bad enough to know the beads you are buying were mined in Michael’s without learning that your roadside reservation jeweler is an art student from Park Slope. “My mom … Continue reading

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My Sister, the Saguaro and Customer Service

The barman had called last orders by the time we checked in but agreed to stay and serve us.  “Glass of wine? You’d better have two each since I’m closing” he said. Our kind of chap. Hearing that we planned … Continue reading

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Tarka the Topcoat

It started when I tried on a mink coat at a yard sale, just to see what it would feel like. Even, perhaps especially, on the inside it felt great. Silk lining and oh so heavy and warm. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Sinamay and Stripograms. The Crone gears up for wedding season.

I am in the market for a new hat. Tom and Mike have provided the excuse, for they are getting married in the spring. I am thinking of something in sinamay and am shopping ebay for something rather more Downton … Continue reading

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Note: Read this one out loud

I couldn’t believe my luck. The butcher was telling me why he no longer bothered with a stall at the weekend market. “Just couldn’t make both ends meet”.  He said it. He honestly said it. A real live butcher. I … Continue reading

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I smell trouble.

“It isn’t right that I have to drive 25 miles to get hold of a Yankee candle” complained Peggoty the other day. We agree on most things, but here I beg to differ. One of the reasons I love Itchy Ankle … Continue reading

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Treat America like Ireland

When the musical of my life is written and performed there will be a massive, sour-faced chorus all singing “why don’t you have your phone?, oh, where is your phone? oh why why can’t you keep your phone?”. The chorus … Continue reading

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