The Eighth Glass

At the start of every Christmas Day meal, my father would pop the cork of a Martini Asti Spumante – the bubbly, sweeter counterpart of Champagne or Prosecco – and fill each flute with infinite care. He hated wastage. It was a pet peeve of his. We would then raise a toast as a great … More The Eighth Glass

The Santa Effect

I’ve always loved this time of year. Twinkly lights. Festive decorations. The smell of fresh pine in the living room graced by the majestic presence of its newest addition, and a beauty to behold: The Tree. However, Christmas is not what it used to be….for me, anyway. When my girls were younger, like any kid … More The Santa Effect

My Anti-Bucket List

Thank-you, Morgan Freeman. You are the only reason why I was compelled to watch “The Bucket List” the other night. It was long overdue since the movie was released back in 2007. I happened to find it by accident while flipping through channels and I was suddenly ready to be enthralled by THE VOICE – … More My Anti-Bucket List