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Advent: 2nd December – snakes alive!

Today was my birthday! I won’t say how old I now am – but the clue is in the title of this post! I had a lovely evening – we went to see Mockingjay part one in Norwich and then on for some tapas. Luckily the horrible drizzly rain that had been with us all…

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In remembrance of Sydney Bacon

Sydney Bacon was my Great Great Uncle who died in World War 1 in the battle of Kut in Mesopotamia (now Iraq).  He was just 19 – the same age as my own son Tom is now. Until last week I knew nothing about Sydney.  It was my cousin Tracey who uncovered his history as part of…

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That was October

October came and went so quickly – it certainly was a strange month in terms of the weather with temperatures in the 20s some days. When the sun wasn’t shining we had some amazing skies and a couple of very dramatic storms. Last week was half term and we went on a mini road trip…

Food and recipes

Lemony pheasant recipe

Lemony pheasant

  As I type the house is filling with the lovely lemony smell of this fab but simple dish! In case you’re wondering the photos you see here are of a previous incarnation – known in the trade as one that I made earlier! Being a Norfolk country girl pheasant has always been a favourite…

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Pickled lemons

I’ve been making these lovely pickled lemons for years from a recipe in an old BBC paperback called the Perfect Pickle Book. It’s one of those battered books that I come back to every year at this time of the year as the recipes are just spot on – even though the hand knitted jumper…

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Blackcurrant and blueberry jam therapy

Life has been very hectic over the past few weeks to say the least !  Work has been manic and we have my mother in law Dora living with us as she is very frail and her previous living situation became intolerable. She was doing really well until a couple of weeks ago when she suffered another…

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The unveiling of spring

This week has been a mixed bag of weather. It started with the equinox on Monday which was cold and wet and miserable. But as the week has gone on the sun has taken over and slowly but surely things are warming up. As always I’ve been out walking every morning – taking the same…

Foggy Halloween sunrise

It was one of those beautiful ethereal mornings today – with the dew hanging off cobwebs and the sun gradually burning through the heavy fog.  Every where I looked there were photos! As usual on my morning walk all of the photos below were taken on my mobile phone.  

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That was September

Mists and mellow fruitfulness and all that jazz. Summer stayed for the whole of September with record temperatures and lots of blue skies. As I type October has arrived grey and wet and my sandled feet are cold…

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