A quick recap before June 11th …which is to be upon us like an Irish cob at full gallop!!! here’s an aide memoire for those of you who haven’t rewatched both S1 and S2 every month since last November…. This is our “Potted Poldark” S1 Our hero, the handsome and troubled Ross, gets back to Cornwall…

Houmous hasn’t always been in the shops you know!  The average twenty something probably won’t remember that Edam only shrunk itself to Babybels when we lost the ability to use a cheese knife and cut chunks off a big piece.   The most child size cheese available when I was little was Dairylea triangles and the…

No one prepares a woman for motherhood. No one can. Growing up we may or may not have our own mother to learn from, either to try and replicate or perhaps even, better her efforts. Efforts are all we have to go on and the realities are that efforts are all she had to go…

Hats! Love them or hate them it’s a fact that the hat makes the man, and the woman for that matter. Think of the Poldark men for instance.  Ross, obviously, wears his tricorn as if he was actually born with one on that tousled head of his! He has done much for pirate culture in…

So it seems I’m not alone in a stress condition that results in preparing a word in your head and for an entirely different word actually emanating from my mouth.  My family know I’m feeling stressed not by me getting snappy or withdrawing to my bedroom with a copy of Poldark and a hot water…

It’s a funny limbo sort of day, Wednesday. It’s got it’s own nickname “Hump Day” which is nonsense! Slump Day would be worse of course but the fact is its three days since the last Poldark and another three till the next one! It’s the most Poldark free day of the week and that not…