Monthly Archives: March 2010

Deer Valley Quilt

Crikey, this is my fourth quilt of the year and it’s still March! Fabric is Joel Dewberry’s Deer Valley in Azure. I ordered it from America a few weeks ago, cut out a load of charm squares, laid them out on the floor and absolutely hated it… put it all away for a few weeks,…

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Goodbye greenery….

 These buds may look promising…  But this is not the beginning of something… It is the end…. It may be spring in Cyprus, but although for the rest of the world this is a season of growing and new life, on this island it marks the end of the most fertile time of the year….

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Banana Bread to Afghanistan

Last week I made reference to Jim working on a “cooking project” – I am now able to tell you exactly what that project was… A colleague of mine and good friend of us both, Jenny Packham, is deployed to Afghanistan at the moment. Shortly before she left Cyprus in February, Jim started making his…

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Hello summer!

This weekend the weather in Cyprus has been significantly warmer, and although it is only the middle of March, it has suddenly felt like summer has arrived. The temperature in the middle of the day today reached 28c, so the summer clothes are back out again and we are once again eating breakfast on our…

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Sources of inspiration

This week I have learned that inspiration comes from strange places. The plate in the photo above has been languishing in our work kitchen unloved for several years, possibly decades, until I picked it out of the stack for my cheese sandwich last week… and then stole it. Although, I’m not entirely sure if it…

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