Barrie Mahoney

“LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO STUFF A MUSHROOM”

I often think of that throwaway and impatient comment by the author, Shirley Conran, that “life’s too short to stuff a mushroom”. It is...

INFLATIONARY GIN

It is strange how fashion works, with what is ‘in’ and what is ‘out’ endlessly changing on what often seems like a whim. However,...

NO SMILING PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH!

I’m sure that we have all heard of the British ‘Stiff Upper Lip’, but until recent experiences when attempting to renew my passport I...

A POISONOUS DEBATE

I read a story this week about a woman who left her husband of twenty-two years, reportedly because he voted for Donald Trump and...

GETTING YOUR HANDS ON A NICE COURGETTE

I found it difficult to look at a courgette this week; the same goes for broccoli and lettuce too. After all, how could I...

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