He loves me…he loves me not

Why do we play “he loves me, he loves me not” with daisies? Daisy, daisy, give us your answer do Pity the poor daisy, pulled apart by lovelorn types for many centuries. The answer why is hard to come by and even the where is disputed – there are a couple of countries vying to…

Fish & chips

There has always been something special about Fridays! Traditionally chippies didn’t open on Mondays because the boats didnt go out on Sundays. Even when frozen fish came in, Mum never let us have fish and chips on Mondays in case it was Saturday’s leftovers. And she was always cross that when potatoes got dearer at…

Living my dream

When i was a child i used to play shop with my brother and sister, we would spend hours in the kitchen playing with all the vegetables, setting up little shops and selling to each other. Looking back on those days i filled with such happiness, they are my fondest memories. For as long as…