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Read it! …it’s better than chocolate!

I recently created these tasty bookmark designs for the Bookmark People – feel good without the guilt! If you don’t do dancing or swimming then pop to the library! “A significant association was also found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing.” So says the DCMS study; Quantifying and Valuing the Wellbeing Impacts of Culture and Sport. It found […]

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Chocolate (& stuff) Slices

Feeeeeeeel good food! A fave adaption from the Be-Ro booklet. Cream 150g marg and 300g caster sugar till light and fluffy. Melt 100g plain chocolate. Separate 3 eggs. Blend melted choc, egg yolks and creamed sugar/marg. Sieve 250g self raising flour, 1/2 tsp of mixed spice, 1/2 tsp ground ginger and a pinch of salt. […]

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“Chocolate in the Rain”

But thankfully, I’m reminded of more… There was nowhere to sit, but I sat anyway. I’d been told of the beauty that surrounded me and indeed it was full of wonder (wonderful), all be it xxing wet and cold and raw as rope. My feet inside my boots were sodden, I could feel my toes […]

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Chocolate Brownie with mmallow topping

Tonight’s therapy… a magnificent creation! 22 left… and going… 100g marg 50+g choc 175g dark soft brown sugar 2 or 3 eggs beaten cap of vanilla essence 100g sr flour good shake of cinnamon powder good shake of ginger powder pinch salt 50g chopped nuts good hand full of juicy raisins topping of mini marsh mallows […]

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Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake: Cream together: 4ozs marg 6ozs sugar Mix into the above: 2 eggs 6 ozs SR flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 tablespoons milk rind of one lemon – (need lemon juice later) Line small loaf tin* with drop of oil then greaseproof paper Bake ’bout 45mins at about 180 degC While […]

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Morning…

A friend asked me to think about an image for sharing, that evokes hope, life, renewal…? At this time when constructs and assumptions we have relied on and perhaps taken for granted, what gives us hope? I asked a few people, and a common response seemed to be nature and the beauty of creation. “Nature; […]

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Chocofast

Chocofast over! So it’s been a month, without chocolate, sweets or sugary treats. OK, I had one penguin bar when I gave blood, and some honey with some whiskey one evening, #manflu. Generally, we have gone without the routine habitual chocolate fest with the 9pm tv, without the chocolate biscuits in the pack-up, without lemonade […]

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Music…

It’s been 19 days into January and we’ve succeeded todate to go without chocolate, biscuits and sugary treats, but today being a Friday I needed a pick me up mid-day… luckily I had been asked by the college where I work to contribute to their radio station’s Desert Island Discs show. Fullhurst Community College in […]

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Artwork in situ #Pentecost

I recently posted about the Pentecost artwork that I’d been working on here. And I’m pleased to say, that it’s now on display at Syston’s Hub Café on and around the run-up to the season of Pentecost. There’s a wrote up about it here:  Fifty days later… #pentecost But if you’re passing the Hub Café in Syston, pop […]

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It’s a dog’s life… remember it!

Do you do dogs?  Yes! I do do dogs… I have written before about living with ‘our dog‘; “one can’t help noticing the warmth of a living creature when it sleeps on your lap. When he looks for attention. When he shows ‘signs’ of affection. When he identifies with you … you feel closer to […]