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  • Sponsored

    The words I love to hear

    Sponsored post I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I have two favourite phrases in the whole world. They are, ‘I love you,’ and ‘have some free chocolate.’ I’m not entirely sure what my order…

    April 25, 2016
  • Blog

    Advent is coming

    OK, so, we’ve had a bit of a disaster this year with the Advent calendars. It wasn’t one of the usual troubles, either. I remembered to buy them in good time. I didn’t buy…

    December 7, 2015
  • Cookery Nook

    Rising excitement

    We’re not the only household in the country on the edge of our seats now the final of the Great British Bake Off is looming like an ill-constructed choux pastry tower. There are at…

    October 6, 2015
  • Blog

    One day at a time

    Ok. Can I just ask you this one question? Which do you think is the most aesthetically pleasing advent calendar? Is it this one, crafted from wood, hand-painted in dove grey with touches of…

    December 5, 2012
  • Blog

    Stormy weather

    So it’s 25 years and a day since poor old Michael Fish downplayed the greatest storm to lash southern England for a billion years, or something. Terrible for him. The one time anybody ever…

    October 17, 2012
  • Blog

    Hot cross buns, anyone?

    I find Easter a bit of a tricky one. Christmas, now, that’s easy to celebrate. Everyone can get behind the idea of the birth of a baby being Good News, and if it’s a…

    April 8, 2012
  • Blog

    Sweet thought

    Unexpected acts of kindness are so lovely, aren’t they? Yesterday, via email, I received a recipe for dairy-free brownies from a friend who had just heard about Child 2’s lactose intolerance. I admit that I used…

    March 23, 2012
  • Blog

    Kindling excitment

    Well, I’m in a state of major excitement today as it has finally occurred to me to put my book on Kindle. My older brother suggested this to me a year ago, and sent…

    September 16, 2011
  • Blog

    The Gallery – Grandparents

    This week lovely Tara’s Gallery theme is Grandparents. In my case, it’s more specifically Grandmother. My grandmother was one of those larger-than-life people who cannot get on a bus without making friends with the…

    July 5, 2011