Musical Monday: Coeur de Pirate

Bills to pay, wet washing to wrangle, work to do… time for a burst of French sunshine via Coeur de Pirate.

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Sweet sweet Friday: Pretty in pink

There’s a lot of angst in the developed (read: affluent) world about healthy eating; a lot of handwringing and deep thought and worry when we all know we have nothing to complain about when so many are going hungry. But every once in a while it’s good to lighten up and treat yourself – or…

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Something fishy

Great excitement in the kitchen today, for the KitchenMaid has received a VIP invitation to the opening of a new fish restaurant. It didn’t come on gilt-edged card, but it is exciting all the same. In my old life I went to the openings of envelopes, but my new life is rather less glamorous. Still,…

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SPRING!

The birds have known it for weeks. Spring is coming, the earth is warming up and everything is getting ready for the long, lush days ahead. There’s not the same incredible feeling of rebirth as in the northern hemisphere – particularly not in this corner of the world, where evergreen trees light up the dull…

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Window dressing

Cat at Raspberry Rainbow wants to know what’s on your windowsill. Here’s what’s on mine… The blue ceramic dish used to hold a trio of tiny ballet dancers, white china with pale pink tutus. I’m not sure what happened to them, but now it’s become a repository for kitchen odds and ends. The pound coins…

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