I have no idea how I stumbled on this, but it is the cooking show we all need. Much swearing, drinking, ridiculing of food shows, and political incorrectness ahead. Be warned – it’s very hard to watch just one episode.     You can check their website out here. What oddly wonderful web shows have […]

It seems we found our level last week, as Cake Wrecks was the one link everyone was talking about. I should have guessed, really – badly-made baked goods are rather more fun than philosophical musings. And therefore I shall deliver more oddities and less serious stuff. After all, there’s more than enough serious stuff in […]

If you follow me on Facebook at all (and Twitter to a certain extent), you’ll have realised that I have a weakness for all things science. I don’t understand the half of it, and can never remember much of what I do understand, but I still love it. The fact that the universe is full […]

This week’s short story is here if you want to jump straight in – otherwise read on for a little ramble about where it came from. As I’ve mentioned fairly regularly, Twitter is quite the font of inspiration for story ideas. And one particularly wonderful resource is the Magical Realism Bot, which is either a […]

Somewhat like Friday’s new Frivolities post, I make no promises about how long I’ll keep this up, but I fancied sharing a few things I’ve been reading this week. Some I may have already mentioned on Facebook or Twitter, others I may have forgotten to for one reason or the other. But if you’re looking […]

  Now, I’ve been sticking to the once-a-week blog type thing, because honestly, being organised enough to blog once a week is already plenty for me to handle. Plen-ty. However. This week seems to have been a long week for everyone. I’m not sure why – end of summer, back to school, just one of […]

The wonderful A.S. Akkalon nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award, which is both very nice of her and very confusing as I’m not sure what it is I’m supposed to be versatile at. Writing about cats, dragons and cake with equal enthusiasm, perhaps? Oh, wait – there are details. “The Versatile Bloggers Award is […]

It’s short story week, and I’ve headed back to the world of the BBN to catch up with Patrick. If you haven’t run into him before, you might want to check out some of the older stories here (oldest are at the bottom of the page). Otherwise, read on for some behind-the-scenes, or head to […]

Writing’s a tough gig. It is. I know, we spend our time in made-up worlds in our heads, telling our characters what to do (theoretically – in my experience, they normally do what they want), drinking caffeinated beverages and occasionally writing a few choice words in a beautifully bound journal. But, you know, when we’re […]