Category Archives: food

veg box

This year I’m making my summer window boxes entirely edible and have planted them up with cherry tomatoes, basil, marojam, thyme, alpine strawberries and geraniums, nasturtiums and marigolds, the latter for their petals to liven up a season of salad eating. … Continue reading

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National Trust kitchen

Our Easter plans for beach picnics where scuppered by the rain and cold so instead Mr Rush Hour made us visit every National Trust property in South Norfolk. Once they’d ransacked the dressing up box and visited the tea room Eve and … Continue reading

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good times at grandma’s

Do you remember last Easter when it was so hot all the Easter eggs melted? No chance of that this year up in Norfolk, it was freezing. Lulled by weeks of London sunshine I seriously under packed and I suspect Eve and Leah’s abiding memory of … Continue reading

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The Great East Dulwich Bake Off

Eve and Leah entered their first ever competition today with their healthy take (well let’s be honest, mine really, they can’t even say glycaemic index, let alone give a stuff about it) on blueberry muffins. And here they are, They spent the … Continue reading

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Another anniversary

This time for the blog, which was a year old last week.  Like any parent of a one year old I feel like I’ve been on quite a journey, from those first anxiety filled posts as I grappled with the not so … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Not many words today because the pictures say it all,  but in the words of Clement Clarke Moore Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night

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Gerhard Richter and some do’s and don’t’s

Let me start by saying for me Gerhard Richter is the greatest living artist.  No one can compare in terms of style, technique and emotional impact, so I have been desperate to see the Tate Modern Panorama exhibition. Busy weekends and illness behind … Continue reading

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Stuff I didn’t think I’d be doing in October

Hanging swimsuits on the washing line because we’d just been for an early morning dip in Brockwell Lido Taking a siesta because it’s too hot to play Ice cream for tea Crunching through leaves………….in sandals I don’t want to give a … Continue reading

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Autumn Almanac

Sunny afternoons in the park, dancing to The Kinks in the afternoons, experimental baking (rhubarb, ginger and pear muffin anyone?), gathering conkers and autumn leaves. Ah such is the life of a (temporary) stay at home mum. La,la,la it’s my autumn almanac.

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The Goose Green Mini Olympics

Don’t believe London’s credibility as Olympic hosts has been damaged by recent riots, I bring you news of the Goose Green Mini Olympics. They were a great success and there was absolutley no trouble, well apart from a couple of tantrums about whose turn was next. There … Continue reading

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