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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have never been very successful at making cookies.  I can do shortbread, and something called Tom Thumb biscuits, both of which I’m sure will appear on this blog at some point.   536 more words

Vignette: Real Work

I actually enjoy the washing up. No, really, I do. There is, to me, immense satisfaction in making something clean. Really clean. As in, cleaner than the last person who cleaned it left it. 381 more words

Vignette: A Slice Of My Everyday Life

Long John Silver

Scourged the galley with sweat and blood – no hands on deck willing to muck in. A coven of slovens, dogs from the scutter, sent to soil and despoil in the name of self. 184 more words


A Woman's Work?

When my mother died ten years ago, I moved several boxes from her loft to mine, and they have stayed there, untouched until recently. One interesting item that I came across – well, three interesting items – was a collection of books that belonged to my grandmother containing various tips, hints and recipes for a housewife/mother in the early 1900s. 107 more words

The Washing Up Situation

We don’t have a dishwasher but instead a sink and a large bottle of ecologically sound washing up liquid (with the times, I know) and I have spent the entire day washing up! 91 more words

Am I the Only One Who Does This?

While in the bathroom washing up (brushing my teeth, cleansing my face, etc.), I literally time myself using a stopwatch. I also consistently follow a routine that begins and ends nearly the same way every time I make a trip to the bathroom for this purpose. 23 more words

Just Everyday Things


So we’d been thinking for a while about the possibility of inviting a patron to join the ranks of Free Cakes for Kids Hackney. We’d mulled a fair few names over and, as much as we like his black banana loaf cake, someone like Nigel Slater just didn’t seem to fit the bill. 426 more words