Bone to be wild
Now, don’t think I’m a complete weirdo, but graveyards are one of my favourite places in the world. On top of that, Halloween has got to be my favourite holiday. I love everything about it; the costumes, the candy (chocolate, namely), the vibe. I’m a huge baker, so whenever Halloween comes around I’m eager to whip out my famous pumpkin pie recipe, the one that everyone except me hates (more for me, I guess), my old witches broom, and a few classic movies and books to get me through the spooky season (think Buffy the vampire slayer, and The Graveyard Book by Niel Gaimen). Of course, I mustn’t forget the Halloween playlist to get me in the mood …
This is Mina. She’s a two and a half metre long Honey-Jungle-Carpet-Python from the Atherton Table Lands of Australia, and she really, really is the best.
Sunny side up
‘When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what's the first thing you say to yourself?’ ‘What's for breakfast?’ said Pooh.
A froth of bubble-gum blossom, Heady, redolent in the air - These flaming carmine flowers Are high summer's heir ______________________
“Rare pears and greengages, // Damsons and bilberries, // Taste them and try: // Currants and gooseberries, // Bright-fire-like barberries, // Figs to fill your mouth, // Citrons from the South, // Sweet to tongue and sound to eye; // Come buy, come buy …”
The Goldfish Paradox
“I have this goldfish. He’s a sort of corpulent, tangerine coloured Goldfish about the size of a tennis ball. I keep him in one of those little spherical tanks in the living room. He’s not the most exciting fish out there, nothing as flamboyant as a siamese fighting fish, or as colourful as the mandarin fish, but he’s got personality.
Tapas To Go
“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have never been as satisfied."