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Boozy Fruit

Well, I managed it by 9am this morning.  Raisins, currents, dates, figs, orange, cinnamon and lots of lovely brandy are now soaking nicely.  I need to stir it every day for the next week and then once a week for … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas #1 Christmas Cake

Christmas seems like a long way away particularly as the weather is so mild at the moment.  This year the house will be virtually finished (apart from the planned major building work of course) so, despite our retro 1950s kitchen, … Continue reading

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Thanks mymumdom.com for reminding me of the important things

I’ve just read an entry on one of the blogs I follow – http://www.mymumdom.com – the author of which I met on the school run a year ago.  From our frequent brief encounters I know she is fabulous, funny, larger … Continue reading

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Finally, the sewing machine makes an appearance

I treated myself to a rather nice sewing machine a few months ago when I received an unexpected tax refund in the post.  It’s been sitting in the cupboard for quite some time – calling out to me to be … Continue reading

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Bunny Park visit cut short

We ventured out to Brent Lodge Park in Ealing this morning – commonly known as The Bunny Park. http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200878/parks_in_the_borough/664/hanwell_parks/2 Now that that stage two of our house renovation is almost complete we can finally start dedicating proper time for family … Continue reading

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Dehydration at school

As much as I love these tropical temperatures, I’m wondering what I’m going to do with three small children once they are all at home with me.  It’s currently 12pm, very very hot and number three and number two child … Continue reading

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School cake sale madness

So at 9pm this evening I find myself icing fairy cakes for the crazy school cake sale fundraiser tomorrow. Imagine the chaos created by hundreds of excited primary kids crammed into a school hall full of tables groaning under the … Continue reading

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