Jamie Oliver’s Best Friends on the Menu

Jamie Oliver’s Best Friends on the Menu

Jamie Oliver’s Best Friends on the Menu


Cream softens up bitter coffee
while bacon sizzles with eggs over easy.


Beer battered fish cosies up to chunky chips,
reading the latest news, undercover, waiting

for salt and vinegar to cut in, with their usual
acerbic wit and biting analysis of current affairs.

Afternoon Tea

Cream takes the edge off the tart
strawberries, creating quite a stir.


Will you be a lamb and pass me
the salt and pepper, said Rosemary,
my spaghetti and meatballs
are in need of a little seasoning.

Tomato and basil were side dished,
despite their fresh faced exuberance,
but made a colourful display.

After Dinner

Red wine with cheese platter,
having a natter.


Note: image from Microsoft free images

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Jim Croce soundtrack
in a leather suitcase –
photographs and memories

do you remember


cameras used film
negatives were stored
photographs were printed
at Indooroopilly Shoppingtown
while we caught up and roamed,


births, deaths, marriages
and aftermaths
were faithfully recorded
on my crappy camera
that I always carried,


everyone thought they had found the one,
then they found the next one
and the next one,


we wore hippy skirts
exotic accessories and footwear,
then moved on to Relax Wham t-shirts
permed hair
and near permanent scowls,


bad hair was everywhere,
our changing styles
matched our way-out friends –
now gone to the dogs
or missing in action,
a few just floated away with the tide …


we were inseparable

Me on the left (the only photo with a partial of the boots)