My Life As A Desk

On my desk today, you'll find: Coffee.  Today's blend is Columbian Supremo. 2 of 501 pens in the house at any given time. My perfume.  I'm still working on the same bottle I bought two years ago.  I collect perfume.  I either have too much or not enough, considering bottles last two years. An eyeglass … Continue reading My Life As A Desk


Angry Birds Are Good For Your Relationship

I’ve been drinking a lot of tea lately.  I’m still all about the coffee; we got a cafetière at the weekend, so we could try my Dad’s lovely Christmas present from here.  I have to say though; I’ve revised my somewhat scathing opinions of tea since Sarge arrived on the scene. There are some quite … Continue reading Angry Birds Are Good For Your Relationship

The State Of My Head

Some of you may remember my quest to get back to my natural hair colour before I turn month. I went shopping yesterday, something I don't do very often.  My roots/fake colour in a full-length mirror was a scary sight to behold.  My nick-name lately has been Two-Tone Tessie.  On the way home, I … Continue reading The State Of My Head

100 Books Or Bust: Double Digits

As of this morning, I finished my 11th book of the year.  I'm trying to vary lengths so I don't 'cheat' with short books only. So far, I've read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - in two days, on an island. The Lacuna - in a little more than two days, back to … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: Double Digits

Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Ginger Cupcakes

Last week I decided that I wanted to actually make something for Sarge for Valentine's Day.  Or at least watch someone else do it.  Because the last time I tried to make something, the red stuff wasn't food-colouring.  But it was iron- enriched. Anyway, I'm looking up baking ideas, and my PA suggests Martha Stewart.  … Continue reading Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Ginger Cupcakes