Cupboard love

Some days, when I am being Mrs Super Organised, I start thinking about what we’re going to have for dinner as soon as I get up. I take something out of the freezer, or do bits of prep throughout the day, and dinner magically appears. Just like opening a tin… Other days, it’s a bit…

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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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