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Birthday Cake

This year my Mom pulled out all the stops and baked a three tier chocolate button cake  for my birthday – I just wish I could send all my lovely readers a slice!… Continue reading

My latest book

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Those of you who follow my blog will be familiar with the many stories I have told about Nottingham High School; its Founders, its coat of arms, its…

Van Cleef & Arpels, Singapore

Many thanks to Steven for taking the time to send in this gorgeous pic of the Van Cleef & Arpels shop window in Singapore. Magnifique!🙂  

A puppy walk on the beach

It was a brisk and windy day when we took the poodle puppies for a walk on the beach. I love a bracing walk in Autumn, it really blows the cobwebs away. I… Continue reading

Let sleeping puppies lie

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my friend Corinna (of Cooking with Corinna fame) and we had a brilliant time playing with her two gorgeous miniature poodle pups, two energetic bundles… Continue reading

Oriental Lily in Bloom

Believe it or not, we have a heat wave in England. It’s a balmy  82°F  today, a welcome change from the chill drizzle we would normally expect at this time of year, and my oriental… Continue reading

A Smashing Time with Stained Glass

I have never, ever crafted with stained glass before. But I’ve always been drawn to its beauty and the way that it playfully catches the light. So I decided to come out of… Continue reading

Coming Back from Writer’s Block

I want to say I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging recently, but the truth is, something really upsetting happened and I just couldn’t write. I still don’t really have the words to explain,… Continue reading

Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Autumn is my favourite season, and it was my grandfather’s favourite too. In fact, you couldn’t say “Autumn” without him booming out “SEASON OF MISTS AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS” from wherever he was standing… Continue reading