December 8, 2019

Collated Insights on Bereavement, Family Woes and Happy Times

2019 has been a time of big changes, births, graduations and the death of my remaining parent. Alongside the physical tasks required following these...

Marmalade,Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Yes, we are in the middle of a heatwave but I had signed up to enter the Marmalade competition at our local Agricultural show...

A Quick Trip to London

  One benefit of having a husband reluctant to fully engage with retirement is that he still goes ‘to meetings’ and often these are in...

A Guided Tour of Hidden London

I enjoy learning the history of a city, how and why it developed its footprint, the buildings that grew, the ones that didn’t survive,...

Boroughbridge – Off the beaten track

Visiting Ferrisby, near Knaresborough, for Sunday lunch at The General Tarleton we decided to go early and stop off at Boroughbridge. A town neither...

Another side to Stockholm

I first visited Stockholm in Spring 2018, practically the same dates as this year, although this time we were there for a very different...

Portuguese Custard Tart

I am not a great lover of pastry – pies and tarts – but I do like Portuguese Custard Tarts. I have enjoyed many...

Harrogate Flower Show April 2019

The first (and only) time I had previously been to a Flower Show in Harrogate it was held in the Valley Gardens and the...

Busy visit to Portland Oregon 2019

(a long post, you may need coffee) Our trip to Portland (Oregon) did not start well. Storm Gareth delayed our flight from Newcastle to Schiphol...

Brining a Chicken, a positive experience.

Looking through my recipe books I came to ‘Mushroom Butter Chicken with Jerusalem Artichokes’ in Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes. This is not a...
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