Henning Mankell, novelist extraordinaire I first found Henning Mankell through his crime fiction featuring the melancholy Swedish sleuth Kurt Wallander. That's understandable, those novels have been … [Read more...] about Wallander, which one is your favourite?
Golly if you remember pounds, shillings and pence you're as old as I am! The decimal currency is definitely an improvement over the old system but I still know my 12 times table. A bit hard to … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Dollar Bill
It was one of those mornings when I hadn't tried very hard with myself. I only wanted to pop up to the local shop to pick up some fresh bread, so I didn't obsess over my wardrobe. There's nothing … [Read more...] about Be Prepared to Meet your Past
By pure luck I found this incredible stall in Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. It was late in the evening and the last bus home was due, so I couldn't hang around long. Apparently, the Jam Lady from … [Read more...] about There’s Nothing Better than Real Homemade Jam
My mother had a great display of hibiscus along a wall of her house. She took great care in the feeding and watering of her plants, as much care as she took in the feeding and watering of me. I … [Read more...] about Where are the ants of yesteryear?
Yesterday I touched on a subject which remains vividly in the memory of many readers. The Free Milk for Schools scheme. I'm not the only one who suffers recurring nightmares of forgetting to shake the … [Read more...] about Free Milk for Schools