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Christine's Puddings

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know that I recently bought some more products from the amazing Christine of Christine’s Puddings when I saw her at the Coeliac UK Birmingham Group Food Fair. 644 more words

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Hot cars take my mind off chips

Another week, another chip in my poor car’s windscreen. This one, like the nasty one it suffered three months ago, is bad enough to require attention from someone who knows about chips, and so I shall have to muster the mental strength and the space in my diary to seek help. 531 more words

Columns 2014

A genuine birthday surprise

YESTERDAY was my birthday, an occasion for me to trot out that old cliché “I’m too old for birthdays” – and at the same time get as excited as the child in me as I opened each card and thoughtful present. 531 more words


West Bailey Corfe Day 4 Into the Garden

We had to cope without Ray, our front of house manager. Although irreplaceable, we did our best by rapidly annotating our illustrations with marker pen. Still very hot but a bit of a breeze so carefully placed Purbeck limestone rocks to hold the interpretation in place. 303 more words


Mother Goose in Dorset

Old Mother Goose, when
She wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.

Further to my last post… Having had more time to look at the old map of Dorset, I’m wondering whether the ‘ornithomorphic geography’ of that county also encompasses the figure of the flying goddess (Aphrodite, Frau Holde, etc.) who has persisted in nursery rhyme as Mother Goose. 70 more words