WORTH A MENTION
BOX: Although I barely watch TV, it seems every time I flick it on British series Come Dine With Me is playing, and it restores my faith in the medium. Rarely have I laughed more in one hour than during the celebrity episode starring, among others, bra model Caprice and Mormon entertainer Donny Osmond. BOOK: I’ve recently been introduced to the wonderful British food writer Elisabeth Luard. Her 1995 book Family Life is a sweet account of a London itgirl bringing up four children in rural Andalusia, with well-loved recipes sprinkled throughout. FILM: Wellington Film Society members got a preview of Pedro Almodo´ var’s The Skin I Live In last month. It’s a hypnotic tale of revenge, obsession and surgery. Not for the faint-hearted. WEB: I wish I hadn’t been told that online fashion hyper-mart ASOS.COM delivered free anywhere in the world. Goodbye salary. Great for snapping winter clothes at a discount from northern hemisphere retailers, however.