Just for fun, the Frankie and Slow magazines

I’m not really a buyer of women’s magazines since 99% of them annoy me immensely, and have done since I was 17. But every now and then I like to pick up a copy of Frankie magazine (not to be confused with the Frankly magazine I help to produce). It’s been around for a while…

Musings about sausages and people

Image by Kirsty TG I was cooking sausages yesterday as part of our dinner (it seems a stretch to call it cooking, though). These were quite fancy pork sausages ‘with kakadu plum and lemon aspen’ no less, but cheap, marked down to nearly nothing because they were on the cusp of expiring. Now I don’t…

Thank you

One of the things I like most about blogs and following certain bloggers is the feeling every day or so as though I get to unwrap a present from someone I’ve come to know in a small  but real way over years. Visiting the websites of my favourite bloggers while drinking my morning coffee is…

What and How I Get to Read

Do people still read books these days? I’ve been reading Elizabeth Scalia’s book Strange Gods, two letters from readers of my column, Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), numerous blog posts and newspaper articles, and cake recipes from the free supermarket magazine I picked up at the checkout when doing the milk, bread,…