Swifty Swine Racing

I went to the Maryland State Fair, in Towson, Maryland, and the most entertaining spectacle by far was the Swifty Swine Racing.  This involved 4 little piggies trotting around the track to win their favourite treat – an Oreo cookie.  The stars of the show all had cute names like Kim Kardashiham, Justin Bieboar, Christina … Continue reading

Fire in the hole

A few weeks ago, I engaged in that great American tradition for privileged, city folk – a balcony fire pit.  A few of us gathered at a friend’s balconied house for this occasion and it turned out to be much more lavish than I’d anticipated.  I’ve roasted marshmallows on a homemade bonfire before, but I’d … Continue reading