Welcome today to a completely new friend and writer, Misty Harvey who has come all the way from the States to visit today. Come in off that flying carpet, Hon, you must have got a bit chilly up there. Hope the Atlantic wasn’t too rough. Did you see any dolphins? Hello, Ailsa. Thank you for … More Say “Misty” for me!
My dear friend Sally Cronin is coming in out of the rain today to sit by the fire and tell me about « Sally’s Café and Bookstore » so I’d better make some fresh coffee. Dig in to those patisseries, Sally, my friend Pierre, the mad baker, gave them to me for nothing when I … More Sally’s Café and Bookstore
How wonderful to be here in your part of the world Ailsa.. We traveled through France a lot when we lived in Belgium and then moved to Spain and we have very happy memories of staying in some lovely villages and also really old inns on our travels. Before we get started do you mind … More Sally Cronin, Eating, Writing
Coming back for what is becoming his annual visit, is Seumas Gallacher. In case you missed last year’s chat you can read it here I hope you found the magic warmth cloak I put on the carpet or you’d have frozen to death. Welcome, Seumas. Lovely to have you back. Get you into the kitchen … More The Return of the Jurassic
Here comes the carpet, making a wobbly landing and here’s Beck Robertson, another of my Crooked Cat pals. Waves madly and stumbles off the carpet looking a bit dazed and windswept. Hi, sorry I know I’m a bit late but I took the opportunity to see the local sights for free. Saves on transport costs … More The Fascinating Becky Robertson
Hello Ailsa, thanks for inviting me to Bingergread Cottage. I probably have French ancestors, and I’m ashamed to admit this is my first visit to France. Useful Information I like to drink ginger beer, or a cold beer on a hot afternoon. If it’s a dreich day I’ll maybe ask for coffee (milk, no … More Yvonne Marjot
Hi Ailsa, thanks for the invite to join you today – magic carpets are definitely easier second time around! That in itself is something I’d never have been saying a year ago… I know – one gets used to them and I find it much more comfy than airplanes and certainly less painful than a … More Happy Birthday dear Spirits ………
See that photo up there? Does that look to you like a WILD macaque? No, me neither. Please welcome my guest today, Chippy the Macaque who is being held prisoner by ACRES: Animal Concerns Research and Education Society(Singapore) Can you tell us what happened, Chippy? Sorry, I’ll translate for you, as my readers don’t understand … More WILD? Bloody furious!
I was prompted to invite my friend today by a post on her blog. This is mad because I have known her for ages and should have hauled her over here before. Here comes the carpet and with her hair blowing in the wind is Lisa Shambrook. (hug squee kiss kiss) Big hugs and squeee … More Lisa Shambrook
Many thanks for inviting me, Ailsa. Today I’d like to talk about ear-worms. You know what an ear worm is – a tune that gets stuck in your head and goes round and round and drives you slowly demented. The hero of my new book, All the Wild Weather, third part of the Larus Trilogy, … More Musical Inspiration