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No smoke without a fire

Previously on this blog…a while ago, we tried to order a gas fire for the extension and the one we chose had been discontinued. This was the Manhattan Ceramica. So we changed, selecting another type. This was the Stealth. It … 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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Liquid nightmare

Pools of brown and an atmosphere redolent of a sewer treatment works greeted me this morning when I opened the laundry door. The girls burst out, as usual, and jumped and yapped. I let them out and watched as they … Continue reading

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Let them eat horse!

At the moment, we are in the middle of The Great Horsemeat Scandal, as John Humphrey’s put it this morning on the Today programme. And the web of intrigue grows daily with little hope of an early resolution. For those … Continue reading

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Heavenly cake

I’m pretty sure that the word ‘simnel’ actually means ‘heavenly’ as that quite accurately describes the taste. There’s only one problem with it. At the end (after the mixing, the beating, the cooking, the cooling, and the marzipaning) the finished … Continue reading

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White Christmas

So, today we’re back to grey skies and mud. And while the temperature is hovering around the 3 mark, the icy wind makes it feel more like -10! Although, I should admit, it’s all warm and toasty in the house. … Continue reading

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Remains of the Play

Mirinda worked from home today – marking…lucky thing. Weather grey, but no rain. Equally dull day at work. Dawn emailed to say that, in the play we left early on Saturday, the husband did it and the other people were … Continue reading

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