Tag Archives: food

The Art Of Carrot Cake #food #tategallery

I’m lucky enough to be a member of the Tate Galleries though in these Covidy restricted times it’s months since I could visit. Still, as a member they try and keep us informed and in the loop. In the latest … Continue reading

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Feta, Sweet Potato And Leaves Soda Bread #baking

I must be on something of a roll. Or loaf. When I retired from the law, one promise I made was to even the balance of running the house, given the bulk of it had fallen on the Textiliste’s shoulders … Continue reading

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Dog’s Promise #cooking #food #dog #mincemeatcookies

He said… ‘Time to go home.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Food.’ So we went… The signs were good. The smells even better. But then it all became a bit of a faff… I’m a patient dog. And I like bowl scraping noises, like … Continue reading

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The University Years: Breakfast And The Difficulty Of Stalking #1975 #bristoluniversity

I arrived at Bristol University with a spitspot Mary Poppins determination to be supercalifragalisticexpialidocious but things never quite work out as you anticipate. I’m trying to find my feet in my Hall of Residence but the rules and impenetrable protocols … Continue reading

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Another Millstone – Post Number 200

I will be tied up at the Bloggers Bash this weekend so I thought I should maybe reprise one or two old posts. This one was triggered by being my 200th post and includes a discourse on how to conduct … Continue reading

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Dubious about Dubai – day 3 #travel #Dubai

Ok so three days in Dubai is no way to judge a place. But you do gather impressions. This is a place that’s uninhibited in its excess and only limited by its overall size, the need to import everything, few … Continue reading

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I know I shouldn’t…. But You Should… #bloggersbash #competition

I love cake. It’s always been my default treat but over the last 6 months I’ve cut down. Not entirely sure why. In part it could be because I recently enjoyed my BIG 6.0 birthday and this was the cake … Continue reading

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A rehabilitation of sorts

If you own a property in the UK or have anything to do with property you will know that this stuff is the worst thing you can find close by. Japanese knotweed is the Lucifer of weeds, the Capo Dei … Continue reading

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When I was nine…

… I loved the rain, real pouring, can’t see your feet from the splashing rain. I would walk up the gutters letting my shoes fill with water until the socks slip-slid inside and imagined floating on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Let’s talk Rhubarb

An army marches on its stomach. No doubt this cliché is true. It is also true for me and writing. I’m productive when I’m reasonably replete – not snooze-full nor a snack short of satisfied.

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