The Hippopotamus

I had a Hippopotamus, I kept him in a shed And fed him upon vitamins and vegetable bread I made him my companion on many cheery walks And had his portrait done by a celebrity in chalk His charming eccentricities were known on every side The creatures’ popularity was wonderfully wide He frolocked with the…

A Mother’s Day Gift

My son gave me the most thoughtful gift on Mother’s Day- this story! Culinary I stumbled, tripping over a loose rock on the road. ‘Damn it’, I thought to myself. ‘Stay focussed’. I glanced at my watch. Twelve minutes to go, and about ten minutes of walking lay ahead of me. This was cutting it…

Dark Chocolate Cake

Five layers of chocolate cake, drenched in rum; sandwiched together with a berry buttercream; covered with a dark dark ganache. Crowned by luscious, brilliant raspberries! Enjoy! R