Snowdrops

A Bookish Baker

Hello! For reasons I’ll explain in a longer post at a later date, I’ve changed my blog name. I’m now over at abookishbaker.co.uk. Please pop over and join me. All my old posts are there, plus two new ones. The Truth About Keeping Chickens and Week 5 of the Seasons Outside my Back Door. And […] Read more…

snow stream

The Seasons Outside My Back Door: Week 2 January 2016

Winter Streams Now the little rivers go Muffled safely under snow, And the winding meadow streams Murmur in their wintry dreams… Bliss Carman, ‘Poems’ This week has been all about the cold finally making an appearance. And I should add, making a welcome appearance. Whilst the ducks have enjoyed the milder, wet weather, it is […] Read more…

tales of toyland

Feasting on Enid Blyton with Cherry Topped Iced Buns from Tales of Toyland

I feel incredibly nostalgic when I see this lilac, hardback edition of Enid Blyton’s Tales of Toyland. There’s a lovely picture of Tiptoe, the fairy doll and Jolly, the sailor doll, welcoming the toys into their home, one they made themselves out of toy bricks, for their first ever party. I just adored the world that […] Read more…

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Fish Pie from The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

I was reading The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett at the weekend and it got me thinking about the first dinner party I’d hosted with my husband in our very first house. There were six of us, two sets of neighbours, squashed together around a small drop-leaf table in the cramped dining room. I can’t remember what I served, possibly […] Read more…

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