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Flatbread

Just putting this here ‘cos it’s something we’ve used a lot over the last few weeks of #isolation. Thankfully we are able to usually just go and buy some bread*.  But we have found ourselves short a few times recently.  So we have made flat-bread dough which lasts a few days or more in the […]

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Chilli bread

On a 45 year-old’s bday, one might receive a ‘baking stone’ and a home baking book of recipes… and lo it came to pass… Those who know me know that the girls often have a home made pizza on a saturday, the dough bashing and proving is therapeutic and I recommend it. Now our pizzas […]

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Daily Bread…

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us… ? Today was a normal Saturday. Thankful to Em who did a 4 hour stint teaching swimming. We had dancing first thing, or at least thought we did (Doesn’t start till next week). So we did a small Tesco shop and a library visit to […]

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Gingerbread Biscuit time!!

Here’s the recipe for Great Nana Daisy’s Gingerbread Biscuits from Porthleven Cornwall. 1 pound plain Flour half a pound Marg half a pound Sugar 1 desert spoon Baking Powder 1 desert spoon Bi-carb Half ounce Cinnamon 2 teaspoons Ginger A pinch salt 7oz warmed syrup – Mix dry ingredients. – Rub in marg. – Add warmed […]

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Blinded by the words – let it out…

When we find ourselves blinded by electric light, or in my case looking up out of a deep dark well, a heavy cloud, a rage of fear or loss… where do we look for assurance? (‘Let it out’ Christ Wells) What might we hold onto, where can we find a hand hold, a rock to […]

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Tale as old as time…?

It’s a time of stories. Through the rest of the year time flies. Essentially, routine and habit take us through our days, but at Christmas, if we are lucky, we get some time out and a chance to suspend disbelief. Hope and freedom for all!? View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚎𝚜 […]

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Butternut Squash Soup…

We were recently given a whopper of a butternut squash by a friend with an allotment. Thanks H. And so to add to our store of Green Bean Soup, we now have 5 packs of BNS soup in the freezer, (as well as roast BNS with our roast today). And so for our take on BNS […]

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Con-text

Characters at play… I was going to write a load of waffle about browsing the campus library years ago as a student, looking for a play to explore and direct. I did write a few paragraphs about how our days are surrounded by the theatrics of our lives. How life’s stages are filled with sets, […]

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Two wheels on my bike…

Since March 2011, I’d been lucky to make the most of a relatively easy bike commute (7 miles each way) into Leicester, but since I’ve been hung out to dry by my previous employers, the wheels could have been left grumping in the garage – it’s easy to leave them there, as I did for […]

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Escape and the wild…

Escaping; can you and I make a difference? Construct or constrict? I was talking with someone recently about people’s vulnerabilities, accepting and opening up to ‘others’, and how perhaps space that might allow our essential selves to simply breath ‘with others’ is increasingly less available in our current culture. We build mechanisms, we wear uniforms, […]