Author Archives: shadow

 Restaurant service

Last week, we took some friends out to a new restaurant and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little strange. When another waiter brought our water, I noticed he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw […]

 A POEM THAT SOME CAN RELATE TO

A POEM THAT SOME CAN RELATE TO I remember the cheese of my childhood, And the bread that we cut with a knife, When the children helped with the housework, And the men went to work not the wife. The cheese never needed a fridge, And the bread was so crusty and hot The children […]

 Jingle Bells or One Horse Open Sleigh

Dashing through the snow On a one-horse open sleigh, Over the fields we go, Laughing all the way; Bells on bob-tail ring, Making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight. Chorus: Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way! O what fun it is to ride In a […]

 THE QUEENS RIDDLE.

David Cameron asked the Queen, “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient organisation? Are there any tips you can give me?” “Well,” said the Queen, “the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.” David Cameron then asked, “but how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?” […]

 It Was a Dark and Stormy Night.

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were holidaying in Europe….as it happens, near Transylvania . They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted road. It was late and raining very hard. Bob could barely see the road in front of the car. Suddenly, the […]

 Ouch!! Swimwear shopping

Subject: Ouch!! Swimwear shopping When I was a child in the 1950’s, the bathing suit for the mature figure was-boned, trussed and reinforced, not so much sewn as engineered. They were built to hold back and uplift, and they did a good job. Today’s stretch fabrics are designed for the prepubescent girl with a figure […]

 EATING IN THE FIFTIES. Who Remembers??

* Curry was an unknown entity. * Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet * Spices came from the Middle East where we believed that they were used for embalming * Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine. * A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.> * The main vegetables […]

 EATING IN THE FIFTIES

* Curry was an unknown entity. Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet Spices came from the Middle East where we believed that they were used for embalming Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine. A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.> The main vegetables known to us were potatos, […]