Dydd Mawrth Crempog

The movable Christian feast known amongst other things as Shrove Tuesday, Dydd Mawrth Ynyd, Carnival or Mardi Gras (depending on whether you’re from Bognor, Bangor, Barranquilla or the Bayou) is on February 28th this …

Eggsistentialism

I adore eggs, whether they be fried, poached, scrambled, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, hot, cold, sweet, savoury, in omelettes, in custards, in cakes, in flans, in soufflés, mousses, meringues, mayonnaise, coddled, curried, benedict, over-easy or …

Coffee break puzzle

First correct solution received by the end of November wins the usual prize. ACROSS 1 You Welsh on Sunday: into S&M and cleavage! (6) 5 Bloodsuckers’ marks (5) 9 Worth …

Are we there yet?

It’s a long drive to Tenby Let’s play I spy! No, let’s not… I spy with my little eye something beginning with…umm…S. Sigh? No. Sheep? No. Sycamore? No. Psychopath? Funny. …

King Basil

If someone held a gun to my head and said “You can only use one herb ever again, choose now punk or I’ll blow your brains out” (admittedly, an unlikely scenario), my …

A-Z of poisons

A is for arsenic – serve with old lace, B is for botulin – shove in the face, C is for cyanide – the connoisseur’s pick, D is for daffodil …