We used to call these buns. And then all of a sudden everything went American and people started calling them cupcakes. But they’re buns to me. ‘Specially when they’re topped with like-mummy-used-to-make proper buttercream. I haven’t eaten as much cake since I was four years old, over-indulged at a party and threw up in my… Continue reading Cupcake (for 365)
Taken on our little afternoon pootle around the RSPB place at Fairburn Ings today.
We have a funny little thing at work. There are two of us who work very closely together, and as we work for a charity that sometimes involves applying for funds to do new things – or just to continue the things that we already do well. This week’s been a bit of a whirlwind;… Continue reading Celebration (for 365)
An old, disused school close to us. It’s one of those previously glorious buildings which crop up all over the place and have an air of such sadness about them. I understand that it’s just over a hundred years’ old and has been unoccupied for several of those. Possibilities for its future are being discussed… Continue reading School (For 365)
Kedgeree. Which might give the impression that I’m more of an adventurous cook than I actually am. I’m plodding through the new Weight Watchers plan this year, whilst MrC is on Lighter Life and therefore not eating any real food at all. He’s a very good cook and would almost always prepare our meals so… Continue reading Breakfast (For 365)
The smell of lard hit me the minute I stepped off the train. There are many things that I miss about my home town, but the fat they fry their chips in isn’t one of them. I walked to the church, smiling and laughing and turning around to take another glance at vans and shops… Continue reading Going Home
My parents weren’t great lovers of what they referred to as ‘plastic rubbish’. They also kept us on constant alert to possible scams, operating on the principle that if something sounded too good to be true, then it very probably was. I don’t know quite what happened to change their minds when my naughty little… Continue reading Griffin Savers