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Happy Easter?

Why do people say “Happy Easter” like it’s Christmas? It’s about the death of a man by very painful and horrific means. How can this be a happy occasion? Even if you believe that he was the son of some … Continue reading

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Finished fence and sausage rolls

Carl came round this morning, as promised, and finished the fence. Mirinda went off to guitar class so I waited with the dogs for her return. While I waited I made sausage rolls for our lunch. I used Delia’s mother-in-law’s … Continue reading

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Decs and rolls

Stupid Emma decided to trip me over today. She has a tennis ball that she plays with in between chewing wellies, bits of tree and her Kong. We have a little game where I throw it through the extension, towards … Continue reading

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Abject failure

Yet another crappy day, weather-wise. I think the weather gods are paying us back for the lack of rain in September and teaching Builder Dave a lesson about putting things off. Every time I look at the big sheets of … Continue reading

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Yet more baking

Today was a bit of an experiment day, preparing for next Sunday’s lunch party. Unfortunately, Mirinda has told her friends that I’m a decent cook, so it has to work. Mirinda was working from home so I braved the rain … Continue reading

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Trouble and pie

I did a lot of baking today. Last week, Mirinda had shown an interest in a puff pastry pie of tuna and egg, so I decided to give it a try. I also wanted to try the Greek fruit and … Continue reading

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The joy of baking

Having said farewell and good luck to the departing graduates, Mirinda had to give a little speech of welcome to the new intake today. It meant a train into town at 3pm for a 15 minute speech, then a train … 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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Visual improvement

Mirinda invited Dave and Gail over for a coffee tomorrow afternoon. Sort of returning the favour from when we met Rodney at their place. I figured it was a good time to make a cake. The cake had a two-fold … Continue reading

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One handed baking & a blackbird

Yesterday I found a recipe for a fat free treat. It mostly consists of oat bran. Looking at the recipe I figured I could give it shot with one hand. And, firstly, I’d like to just say that they looked … Continue reading

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