• Did you just call me #Madam?

    I’ll admit it here and now: I never liked the word “Madam” and yes, that’s how I think of it – with a capital M which is what makes it sound all the more stern and authoritarian.…

  • Celebrating English Language Day

    Apparently it’s William Shakespeare’s birthday today. Well, history has it that he was born and died on the same day. It turns out those aren’t the only coincidences ‘cos, what do you know, today also happens to…

  • Be not afraid of greatness

    For a guy who was hunched over a rickety old desk in a dim, candle-lit room with a quill pen, he sure produced some of the greatest and best loved writing. I’m talking about Shakespeare, of course,…

  • Speak it or drink it

    So there’s been this little hooha about someone speaking Mandarin which, if you ask me, is no big deal. Hey, lots of people whose native language isn’t Mandarin speak Mandarin, many much better than him, I might…

  • Monday Quiz 15

    1. May is National Asparagus Month – do you like it? Have a favorite recipe? I like my asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with olive oil. 2. May is also National Salad month… what’s your favorite…

  • Celebrating bookwormism, if that’s even a word

    We found the perfect excuse to celebrate last weekend with this rare treat. A most decadent double fudge chocolate cake. One slice shared among the 3 of us girls (that’s how we roll)… and even then, we…

  • Curious

    So I was whizzing past the mushroom kiosk where this promoter was sauteing samples and handing them out to shoppers passing by. Japanese mushrooms, hmm, interesting! Sometimes I walk too fast and have to double back, so…

  • new CPR saves lives, learn it here

    I’m completely amazed at the recent news stories about people who have suffered cardiac arrest, died and then were brought back to life. There apparently are an increasing number of cases like these and it’s just fantastic…