How to Throw Halloween Party

I have hosted many Halloween parties. This year it was small but fun because of obvious reasons and thus we did not want to gather many people in the house. Husband and I decided we would make October a Halloween month and do something spooky every week. On the 31st we had a special feast…

July – Birthdays

June was ending and as July rolled in, it was a reminder of how it wasnt practical to have parties this year. I love parties, hosting them more than attending them. Husband asked what I would like for my birthday this year. I thought about it. I stared out the window of our living room…

The word was wench

That fiery haired wench ! That foxy vixen! I was thinking of the shadow on my bedroom wall that my breasts cast Then I thought of other sensual things I thought of the vulgar books I read as a teenager I thought of Shakespeare I thought of painting And then using words to paint I…

Doing Life VI

A lot has happened. My husband’s favorite uncle in the whole world passed away. We attended the funeral. We held Zoom meetings and memorial services for him. We celebrated his life. I spoke to my brother about all the current things happening. I haven’t seen him for a while and I miss him. I heard…

Snippets of Life with Chotubhai

Chotulal Shantilal Kothari known to his family, with love, as Chotubhai. He was the eldest son of 10 siblings. He was born in Mombasa, Kenya and moved to the UK in his late teens, fleeing laws in Kenya, which prevented him from making a living. He was a jubilant man. He soon made many friends…

Lockdown Activities

Hello I hope you have had a good weekend and that it felt like one! Our weekend was filled with lots of food and sunshine. We have been working on the garden, slowly, every day and although it feels like slow progress, we realise that we have completed a lot of work so early on…

The world is a playground

Things I like aren’t mainstream. Things I do aren’t mainstream. Yet I do them anyway Because I love doing it and it brings me joy My writing My poetry My painting My cooking My dancing My crafts My singing childlike abandon The world is a playground, when did you stop seeing this?  

Woe

Sadness can come around, oh , so subtly it creeps in and promises you comfort the lies it tells you. It makes you feel things deep in the core of your belly But you look at it You look at it directly and give it hell Tell it you know You know that it lurks…

Living in Wonderland

Alice’s adventure in wonderland is my favourite. I loved it as a child and I love it even more as an adult. Living in Wonderland would be most wonderful, don’t you think? ‘Hey friends, come over for a tea party. Oh how to get here, you ask, why just follows this white rabbit and drop…

Let’s be a wine snob

I love red wine. I really do not know a lot about wine. I know that they are fermented grapes, but I have also had plum wine and rice wine. This piece is purely about the grape one. Did you know that there has been so much resource gone into research about the source of…

Escape though books

I am desperate for a holiday. Everybody likes a change of scene and it is most definitely needed / wanted right now. Last week I was meant to be in Nice / Monaco but with all that is currently going on we cancelled it. I dressed up in my holiday clothes at home, watched casino…