Writing … with fountain pens

In considering what about my life I would save for posterity, I realised that while I love period movies, old architecture & baroque music, I have largely embraced technology & all the conveniences they afford.  Even the last stronghold, print books, have been replaced by my iPad mini.

There is still one thing which I strongly believe is better done the old fashioned way: writing.  Loving Husband & I write letters to each other regularly.  There is something special about penning a letter instead of sending an email or SMS (which we do plenty of as well for more mundane communication). Continue reading “Writing … with fountain pens”

Hand in Hand

This photo was taken in December 2014 by one of the Daughters, while we were walking towards Oxford Street, London.

Believe it or not, Loving Husband & I did not coordinate our coats & backpacks – it just worked out that way.


This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners.

The Best (Vegan & Gluten-Free) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Raisin Cookies Ever!

My Fellow Food-Intolerance Sufferer requested some raisin oatmeal cookies:  she tried the Chocolate Chip & Pomegranate Oatmeal  cookies I made some weeks back and loved them!

As my friend is gluten-intolerant, I used Orgran Gluten-Free All Purpose flour in place of the flour recommendation in the recipe from my favourite Almost-Vegan Food Site, MyCaliforniaRoots.com.  This time I omitted the pomegranate & used raisins instead.

Another batch of delicious and more-ish cookies! Very dangerous to keep around (I can’t stop eating them!!!!)  Try them if you dare!