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Early Christmas lunch

Back when Karen wrote to say she was coming over, we planned for her to have lunch with us today. I gave her the choice of meal. She chose turkey with cranberry sauce. For dessert, she chose elderflower mousse. I … Continue reading

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The plane that saved Britain

And so the rain continues. Radio 4 insists that August is always rainy but, seriously, I don’t remember one as bad as this. It feels like we’ve had about five days of sunshine and the rest has been wet. It … Continue reading

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Lunch with Sarah and Nick

A glorious day. Absolutely perfect for visitors. The garden looked verdant, the house sparkled, the extension looked like it was designed to look. I went up to the shops early for the scallops and some fresh bread while Mirinda headed … Continue reading

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Rafi eats unaided

Because of the lemon drizzle flop, I made some plum puffs first thing. I’m very pleased that I can make them quickly and easily without using a recipe. While most family cooks would think this is the normal state of … Continue reading

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The giant lasagne

Of course, given the time lapse, jet lag thing, I was wide awake just after 5 o’clock this morning. Unusually, the day was grey because, as everyone in the world knows, the weather is always perfect in Queensland (!). As … Continue reading

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Hassells and quiche

While I was shopping, Bob checked out of the Bush and made his way over to the house, not as perky as usual because he has a sore throat. Bob never gets sick so he’s not the best patient. He … Continue reading

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May the Queen be with you

You know standards have slipped when the announcer has to make a plea for the May Queen to return to the festivities in order to give flowers to the dancers. And, more importantly, to Ms Hilary Bishop (and Beryl…not sure … Continue reading

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Pixies in Colchester

Today I spent an inordinate amount of time, discussing pixies and fairies with Imogen. Surprisingly, she knew that she has to be very careful around pixies (I thought it was just me) while fairies are actually really, really nice. I’m … Continue reading

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Ham, eggs and meeting

Mirinda had book group today and, unusually, I was busy as well. Months ago, Tony had organised a Presenters lunch at the Spotted Cow and today was the day. Given we were all meeting at the pub at midday, I … Continue reading

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Lunch and the desert

On the Radio 4 news this evening, was a story about a cat on the underground. It boarded a train at Seven Sisters during the rush hour and managed to find a seat. A volunteer from Battersea Dog and Cat … Continue reading

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