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Torta di mele

Hooray! Blue sky and sunshine. A fantastic day. And I didn’t want to waste it. After last year’s drop, it was essential that I remade the leaf trap. So, using the remains of the wildflower patch fence, I added one … Continue reading

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The yearly task

Today was the day I started my Christmas cake. I note from previous blog entries that this is generally the time I start my Christmas cake. I have the fruit happily soaking. I generally don’t make a Christmas cake when … Continue reading

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Late for the garden shoe

Ages ago, Mirinda put an event in our calendar. It was for the Spring Garden Show (which her phone decided was actually a ‘shoe’) at Loseley Park. Last night we checked that it was still on. There was no mention … Continue reading

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Brick Kiln Cottage

The present owners of Brick Kiln Cottage are still finding bricks in the ground. The brick kiln hasn’t been operational for a long time. In fact, the kiln building has been renovated and made into an extension of the cottage. … Continue reading

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Reading marmalade

Last weekend I asked Mirinda what kind of cake she’d like for her birthday. After a bit of umming and ahhing, I handed her a cake cookbook and asked her to choose one. She was rather taken with a Marmalade … Continue reading

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Level bird bath

When Chris the Gardener dug the Chutney bed, he placed the bird bath in the middle, on top of one of the spare tiles. This was rather good as the bird bath is extremely heavy, as I have mentioned a … Continue reading

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Yucky bun

Today we went and visited Lorna and Bob for morning tea and had tea and yucky bun. I’m still not 100% certain why Lorna decided to buy us yucky bun for morning tea but, regardless, it was yum. We had … Continue reading

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Coming and going

Back at work today, just in time to say goodbye to Chloe. It’s funny when you only go to work once a week (not considering the fact that I missed so many days this year because of the extension). People … Continue reading

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Continuing Birthday

The weather was very kind today. The almost continuous rain decided to have a day off. So, following a two hour Skype with Bob and Fiona, Mirinda declared we should go to Hankley. One of the things we love about … Continue reading

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Lilac relic of a bygone age

The final Mitford Girl died today aged 94. She was the youngest of the famous sisters who made a name for themselves through the artistocratic world of the 1940’s. Deborah Mitford is well known for saving Chatsworth House (which we … Continue reading

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