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14 February

St Valentine’s Day. A day of high profit for florists, chocolate makers and purveyors of cards with hearts all over them. A day of misery for every young teenager who doesn’t get a card, even one from their Mum or Dad. Three separate Valentines are honoured on 14 February, and little is known about any ... Read More
 

10 February

Today is taste day. Don’t worry, I am not going to ask you to lick your table or chew on your shower curtain. I am going to ask you to get that notebook of yours out. It shouldn’t take long to find because you keep it by you at all times…. don’t you ? Taste ... Read More
 

25 January

Today is a soup kind of day. Not too cold, not exactly wet but damp and grey. I need something to cuddle me from the inside. I also do not want to have to go out or spend any money. Vegetable soup it is. An inventory of the vegetable rack, pantry and fridge has revealed ... Read More
 

15 January

couple of days ago we decided it was time to give the fridge and freezer a good post Christmas clearout. No food was to be purchased unless absolutely essential, we were going to eat down the eclectic mix of bits and bobs. One particular favourite of ours is sweet potato and stilton pie. I know ... Read More
 
upcycling the kitchen disaster

upcycling the kitchen disaster

One of the pitfalls I faced when I first began decluttering was the little economical eco-freak who sat on my shoulder and whispered little things in my ear like “you could keep that broken jug, break it up a bit more and use it for drainage in the bottom of your pot plants.”  Yes I ... Read More
 
food wrap and parrots

food wrap and parrots

EDIT!!!! I have been advised that due to the low flash point of beeswax (ie. the fumes produced become exceptionally flammable and could cause a fire) it should always be melted in a bain marie (ie. in a bowl over boiling water).   As beeswax also has a very low melting point (approx 62 degrees) this ... Read More
 
plans

plans

I have not fallen off the edge of the planet (despite the prayers of many no doubt) I have been preserving and catching up with all those little jobs that have the ability to turn into thwacking great monsters if I don’t keep on top of them. I am on top of them.  So life, ... Read More