I surprised myself with how much I ate just now. Finished off last night left-over pasta meal that was large enough, my wife said, to last for two meals. Followed it with a bowl of plain ‘Balkan-style’ (hi-caloric) yogourt with maple syrup poured on top but, still greedy for more calories, I threw some dates… Continue reading 20 minutes
How did I get here? Well, it all began when my wife decided that we should move, that is, buy another country house. That is, sell the one we have now – downsize – and buy another one. Not just any one but one she saw on the Internet. “We can’t afford ours anymore,” she complained. “We… Continue reading How did I get here?
My father was an impatient man. He was not what I would call an angry person; he lost his temper on occasion like anyone does but in general my father’s temperament was quite sweet. However, he didn’t like to be kept waiting. Often he would stand by the door, his face red and shaking a… Continue reading Eulogy
If you don’t remember Miss Montreal and The Brown Derby restaurants you are either too young or not from these parts. Little did I think I would be reminded of these venerable, though extinct, eateries when I walked into Aux Vivres (http://www.auxvivres.com/en/home/), which bills itself as Montreal’s First Vegan Restaurant. Aux Vivres is situated on The Main just a… Continue reading Vegan
More than 12 years ago my wife and I visited Switzerland. As with all of her trips – not that there have been many – Katrina prepared this one with great precision. You might feel that travelling with someone who prepares her trips in detail may not be fun to travel with – as in… Continue reading Schweiz
“Oh no, man, that’s awful. That’s shit fuck-face.” My situation was bad but only Enrico really knows how to express the male emotion. “What should I do?” I say. “I don’t know, man. I don’t know.” Enrico and I were seated at a table at our favourite bar. I was sipping my beer slowly; that’s… Continue reading Gym