Last week it slipped into autumn almost in one fell swoop – it was suddenly darker, trees melted into golden brown and crisp, cold mornings appeared. Right now I like waking up when it’s still a bit dark – the moment when the sun’s glow starts to spread across the sky is beautiful, and I …

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Bottoms up: cherry & almond cake

The other weekend I went to see Swallows and Amazons, which I was a bit apprehensive about because I like to visualise book characters as they appear in my head. However, John and Susan were sufficiently bland to not leave too deep imprints on my brain (still working on Nancy and Peggy.) One of my …

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