Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Black Is

I have been obsessing innocently about black, on the theory that if instead of having things in random colours I hunt them down in black, I will look immensely sophisticated.  I like a challenge.  What isn’t black is natural wood … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Frigate Bird

That’s all one needs know – all week I have been marvelling at the Magnificent Frigate Birds soaring over the water of the Sea of Cortez.  A wonderful time, in the world but not of it.

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Stem Ginger Biscuit Recipe

Toss into a food processor: 4 oz wholemeal flour (1 cup) 4 oz oats (1 cup) two tablespoon demerara sugar 1/2 teaspoon each salt and bicarbonate of soda juice of a lemon 3 oz butter Mix to crumb consistency then … Continue reading

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More Biscuits

When the going gets tough, the tough make biscuits – this time I was trying to reproduce Duchy of Cornwall Stem Ginger Biscuits, and I succeeded, deliciously. Recipe will follow, this is just to let you know I’m alive mum!

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Becoming a Spinster

Moosh is shedding: this is the amount of fluff I retrieved from him in one day. I think I should learn to spin…

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Bedroom Makeover

It is almost finished, not quite. I think I need to paint the whole thing with another coat, so boring. When I think of the big things which had to be done, stripping out the ceiling for example, or taking … Continue reading

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