Monthly Archives: August 2014

Plum and white chocolate fragipane tarts

Last weekend when we had our housewarming, one of the guests brought us a bag full of fresh plums. Or rather to be accurate one of the guests friends who we had never met before, brought us a bag of plums. We live in that sort of place, where strangers turn up at our door…

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A story about looking gift horses in the mouth…

A few weeks ago I was approached by Dormeo and asked if I’d like to review one of their mattresses. A new mattress! Who would say no? Well dear readers, I very nearly did! This is because I suffer from some rather old-fashioned (and I now realise entirely misplaced) prejudice about foam mattresses. I read…

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Living Arrows – 34/52

ISO 640, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/50 A week away from turning 3, Theo is interacting with the world in more complex ways every day. He is a spontaneous hugger of strangers, a boy who dances on the spot when he’s excited, a chap who likes to eat his breakfast without his shorts on, a fan of…

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A Homebase bank holiday bargain…

For some strange reason in the seven years we have been married, Jim and I have never bought ourselves a TV unit. Of course we’ve had lots of things that have served as TV units, like sideboards and tables, but we’ve never actually had something made for the job, so when Homebase contacted us recently…

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Sharing holiday memories…

This month’s Center Parcs challenge is all about sharing holiday memories. As we’ve been a bit busy this year with work on our house we haven’t had a chance to do too many summer activities, so for this challenge I decided Theo might like to share some of my holiday memories from when I was…

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