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Duck Salad – Ras Mbisi Style

I made this at New Year for the first time in 3 years, it was a staple starter on my menus at RML and very popular.  This time we had it as a stand alone meal and it was lovely. … Continue reading

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Rising from the ashes

Phoenix-like? maybe?  Ras Mbisi is no more, sadly the entire lodge burnt to the ground at the beginning of November, the owner/manager has left the country and staff haven’t been paid since October, they are now jobless in an area … Continue reading

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The Referendum

Or, the biggest decision of our generation.  Yet most people still don’t know how they are going to vote.  Both campaigns have been horrific, both sides lie and manipulate. Anyone who knows me, who sees my FB posts knows that … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be pigeon holed

Or why I no longer care what other people think. The business failed.  It actually didn’t, it’s still going, we sold it.  Yes, we were forced into it but that has turned into a good thing, not so much for … Continue reading

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Lifestyle changes

2014 was to be the year of me, by this I mean doing something that I have never done in my entire life, being selfish/putting myself and my needs first.  I’ve not been doing too well…. I grew up in … Continue reading

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Is it just me…..

Anyone else notice a general lack of tolerance of others, extreme judgementalism (i know it’s not a word –  for the pendants), a me me me mentality these days?  It seems to be pretty universal rather than just a few … Continue reading

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It’s been a while…

Things have been happening, many, many things.  First up, I got my husband back, the lodge is sold and my beloved Jonny is back with us.  Living apart for 18 months having spent the preceding 7 years or so living … Continue reading

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Trying new things

Daughters have become somewhat enamoured with Macarons recently, well pretty colours, sweet and did I mention the pretty colours?  Have you seen the price of those things???? So, I decided to try making them.  Whoop!! Look at those babies, and … Continue reading

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Cheap Food

I’ve wittered on about saving money on food shopping, prices going up out of the blue but in an about face I now need to talk about what should cost.  Cheap food is generally cheap for a reason, I don’t … Continue reading

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Reality

Someone said to me, ‘that post of yours yesterday, it really smacked of self pity’  she thought that as there are people going without real basics, my losing a bottle of wine and a packet of pate (amongst other things) … Continue reading

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