Thursday, 14 March 2019


Ta Ta For Now.

Thursday 14th early a.m.   Off to Texas.

Back next Tuesday.

Nothing more from me until then.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

HARRUMPH. Some common mistakes in Sarasota (GRUMPY SORT OF!)

There is no restaurant in Sarasota named "Marina Jack's".

There is marina - called "Marina Jack", and there is a restaurant at the marina.  It should properly be called "the Restaurant at Marina Jack".  Picky, picky, picky!


There is no street in Sarasota named Bahai Vista St., despite what people frequently say.

"Bahai" is a religion.

Our street is

Bahia Vista means  (I think) Bay View.  The word Bahia is Spanish and if you remember that every vowel is pronounced in that language you'll get it right!

Slightly less picky.


While I am on the topic it's important for residents and visitors alike to know that Sarasota does not have a Cattleman Road.

Image for illustration purpose only

It is Cattlemen Road.  After all, if you are driving cattle to the dock for export to Cuba (this used to happen) you need men, not just one man.


Such egregious mistakes. I lose sleep over them. (tee hee).  

But goshdarnit,  I too made a terrible mistake today.  I had an intense longing for tapioca pudding (go figure).  I bought some ready made at Detwiler's Farm Market.

Oh dear!  Too much pudding and not enough tapioca.  Much too sweet.  Next time the tapioca lust strikes I'll make my own!


There is no emoticon for today's posting, so you will have to imagine one which indicates "tongue in cheek".

Monday, 11 March 2019

Out of control excitement at a local park.

Many Sarasotans lead very quiet and uneventful lives.

That is until something upsets the neighbourhood equilibrium.

Such is the case in Arlington Park due to the presence of an outsider.

Her presence has led to great excitement and concern.

She is a 

who evidently has flown a local coop.    She lurks in the undergrowth not far from a foot path  (my dog knows this by nose)  and she clucks out onto the pathway every now and then.

I have seen her twice.

She is the talk of the park (makes your life seem to be so dull eh?!).

Rumour has it that Arlington Park is also visited by a Coyote.

Let us hope that Wily Coyote never  tracks down Henrietta the Hen.

Sunday, 10 March 2019


My vascular system is somewhat compromised -  and if you know me and my habits well you will not be surprised.

In view of this I've recently had MRI's on my left and right carotid arteries

and although there is a build up of  plaque in both, there is no blockage that call for immediate surgery.


Whoop-de doo!  so I celebrated this good news in the wisest possible way 😜😜


Biscuits with sausage and mushroom gravy at Sarasota's newly opened "Maple St. Biscuits"

Oh so good!  Non American readers should search for information about the (southern U.S.A.) biscuits. They are not a bit like the biscuits we eat with a cup of tea or coffee.


English Muffin, Heinz U.K. style baked beans, fried egg, bacon, and Irish style bangers (sausages) from Trader Joe's.

T.J's calls them Irish Style Bangers, indicating that they are made from a traditional Irish (and U.K.) recipe here in the United States.  Notwithstanding wherever they are made,  they are good!

(Irish style bangers split down the middle for grilling}.