Straight Talking and Chicken Curry

Straight Talking by Jane Green – (amazon affiliate link)

This could be about your best friend. Or your girlfriend. Or it might be about you.

Are you Tasha – single and searching?
Or her best friends:
Andy, hooked on passion;
Mel, stuck in a relationship with a bastard;
or Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose?

Do you know an Andrew – suave, good-looking and head over heels in love . . . with himself?
Or a Simon – allergic to commitment and dangerously treacherous?
Or even an Adam – handsome, kind, humorous, but too nice to be sexy?

Follow them all in their journey to find fulfillment and love.

Well…..apart from a strange probably about a month long period in my life,  I don’t really relate to Tasha, in fact she is so far removed from me we are at opposite ends of the spectrum ….but we all know somebody just like her.  Me, probably more like Mel….to quote….”Mel doesn’t care about clothes, about money, about appearances….”  “She’s not unattractive, Mel, or at least she wasn’t, when we first met, but she’s put on masses of weight, and her dark curly hair usually looks like it needs a bloody good brush….” Yep, this sounds like me….

This book is great, several giggles….Jane Green does have the ability to describe those moments in life….don’t we all have them….  The central question here, do we need never ending passion?   If that overwhelming passion isn’t there…are we with the right person? ….with The One?  I know what I think….give it a read and make your own conclusions…  I thought I knew how this would end, but, there was a moment where I was in suspense, so much so that I had to stay in bed with some toast and tea and finish it this morning…

I am a Jane Green fan and find her books easily readable and honest.  Delving into relationships, the good, the bad and the downright ugly.  Now to decide which book to read next?

Georgia returned from her Duke of Edinburgh expedition this afternoon…


Puts me to shame lying in bed reading so late…. she is in fine spirits even though appears to be hobbling a little….and the peeling off of the wet socks was a sight not to be repeated….

Food this evening was inspired by Hemsley and Hemsley Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice – I didn’t have all of the ingredients and I like Broccoli thrown in with the Cauliflower Rice so just a little different..


But, now I have the The Art of Eating Well book by the Hemsley sisters down from the shelf, there will be much more experimentation…


I can report that the Gooseberry Bush has made it out in the wilds and has now been joined by the ElderFlower bush…. Timmy Twoshoes and Mollie Topshop have been banished again to the utility room as one of them has found the need to wee on my Eden Zipwire voucher which had been left on the floor next to the sofa….I am certain this must mean that the voucher is invalid….I can only hope….

And now it is Sunday night yet again….


Time for a new book.

Geri xxx

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