Book review – Roald Dahl’s Switch Bitch

September’s Book Group choice, Roald Dahl’s Switch Bitch, is a world away from July’s Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (read my review of that book here).  This year, we’ve been taking it in turns to choose…

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Recipe: easy damson jam

Is there anything nicer than homemade jam on hot buttered crumpets? Damson jam to be more precise, with its lovely sweet but tart flavour? As I had so many damsons left over after making damson…

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Recipe: easy damson or sloe gin

Are you a gin lover? Well, in my September gardening post, I said I’d be making some luscious damson gin and sloe gin again. If you live near a public hedgerow (sloes) or have access…

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Ten books that turned my daughter into a reader

D is for Dragon … Flora’s going back to school started me thinking about all the books that we’ve read over the years.  More specifically, the books that she’s loved and that, I think, have…

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Work hard, play hard & be kind: September Birchbox review

My September Birchbox had a lot to live up to – to quote The Killers, “the expectation can be great.”  I like the strapline this month too, we can all do with a reminder to…

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