Category Archives: Treats

A few of my favourite things (brightening a dull February)

I know it’s known as the short month, but sometimes February simply feels too long. I often find it more gloomy than the dark days of November. Perhaps it’s the closeness of the much anticipated spring compared to the everyday … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016 – UK posting dates

It’s the first day of December and we can now ‘officially’ mention Christmas! Round my way we’ve already had an increase of delivery vans and hardworking folk dropping off parcels well into the evening darkness. Each year the Royal Mail … Continue reading

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Werther – a heart-wrenching encounter

Last week I accompanied my father to see ‘Werther’ at Covent Garden. There’s nothing quite like an evening of intense operatic drama with a suitably tragic ending to provide catharsis during unsettled times. Massenet’s ‘Werther’ is based on the 18th-century … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

With lots of twinkle!

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Revival of ‘The Ruling Class’ – bitingly funny

Last week my daughter, half Scottish, and I went to see James McAvoy’s latest West End theatre performance in ‘The Ruling Class’. I read in the programme that Mr McAvoy had appeared in ‘Breathing Corpses’ at the Royal Court in … Continue reading

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Winter, Seville Oranges and Marmalade

Every year during January and February Seville oranges (Bitter oranges) arrive in our local fruit shops and supermarkets. I’m not sure if it’s because I recently saw the film ‘Paddington’ (and he does love his marmalade sandwiches), but this year … Continue reading

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A little indulgence on New Year’s Day

Do we need an excuse to bake rich, indulgent treats? Sometimes it is easy to believe all the hype in the media that everybody is the same the planet over. But that is plainly not true as we can see … Continue reading

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Festive gingerbread – take two

What was I thinking when I made a tin full of gingerbread Christmas cookies over a week ago – that they would last until Christmas! More fool me and, of course they’ve already all been eaten and now a second … Continue reading

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Fun, but also enriching

Well, this week in UK telly land sees the final of the Great British Bake Off. Not to everybody’s taste, but I have enjoyed this pleasant and rather quaint diversion from all the bad news filling the airwaves. The GBBO … Continue reading

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GBBO – European Cakes – How about a Dobos Torte?

During the run of the BBC’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ there are some weeks when I watch and think, yes, I’ll have a go at that. And, naturally, I do like cake. Here are a few photos taken over the … Continue reading

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At midnight tonight!

Gosh – a mini celebration here on the old blog – at midnight tonight it will be one year since I started blogging. I kind of started by mistake, experimenting, thinking if you don’t tell anybody then nobody sees it, … Continue reading

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