Monthly Archives: January 2014


Some mornings I don’t want to get up. Others I just can’t stay in bed. Today was one of the latter. I lay there in the dark, listening to the rain on the skylight, curled round my hot water bottle … Continue reading

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eating from the garden

This week I’ve been drying rosemary again. The bush outside our door is woefully overgrown, and has actually broken through the side of the pot. It’ll need moving soon, but in case I kill it off (not unlikely…) I’m harvesting … Continue reading

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late afternoon light

Well, there was me saying I didn’t know what to write, and here I am with three posts in two days! Ridiculous woman. Today has been gloriously sunshiney, and, in contrast to yesterday’s in-the-kitchen day, I’ve spent a lot of … Continue reading

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saturday afternoon

Thank you SO much, those of you who have commented on my last post already! As soon as I’ve written this I shall be popping to see what you’ve been up to. What a cheerful, sociable evening it will be! … Continue reading

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sometimes I just don’t know what to say

I keep meaning to come in here and post more often. Sometimes I have plenty to say and then time runs away with me, and when I get round to it, what I was going to say doesn’t seem quite … Continue reading

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showing off

I only made one Christmas present this year – a shiny medal holder for my sister. She has quite an obsession with them, and spent most of the 7 hours of our marathon last year muttering ‘must finish, shiny medal’ … Continue reading

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sourdough bread

This week’s food experiment has been sourdough bread. I’ve never quite had the knack of making bread. I’ve made it a lot, but it often gets referred to as ‘speciality bread’ and is only really good for toasting or soaking … Continue reading

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One of my goals for this year is to take more responsibility for creating my own food. Mostly this means growing fruit and vegetables in the garden, but I also want to perfect my bread-making technique, and experiment with making … Continue reading

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welcoming 2014

2014 has been a good year so far. Plans and schemes, new shoes and some running, and today I popped out into the garden for the first time in weeks. Surprisingly (to me) things are alive! The salad leaves in … Continue reading

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