Just my Life

Coffee, Chicory and Chicanery

I grew up to the smells and sounds of coffee in a household that roasted and ground its own coffee! But soon we went to chicory-blended coffee powder, more tea and less coffee, and at one stage even instant coffee! Serving coffee often involved the c... Read more

Just my Life

The Reluctant Photographer

I had a pretty disastrous relationship with photography. I accidentally managed to open the back door, thus exposing the film to bright afternoon sunlight. Then once I enthusiastically grabbed hold of the camera and clicked about a dozen inspired pic... Read more