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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


If you go down to the woods today...

Today I went on a Gruffalo Hunt in Wendover woods.  I say ‘I’ because despite being with Ellen it was pretty much a solo activity.  The famous children’s book… 543 more words

Ellen's Days

The Drying Up Dance

We don’t have a dishwasher in our house. When this happens to crop up in conversation people seem to be absolutely blown away, genuinely flabbergasted that three times a day I run a bowl of hot soapy water and clean up the debris from the recently eaten meal by hand. 317 more words