Tuesday, 29 June 2010


Gooseberries, with those visible veins, give me the creeps.

This batch from the local PYO farm became this Fool which was far, far tastier than it looks. It was tart and sweet at the same time - but, I have to confess, its main appeal came from the masses of double cream!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


For Father's Day we made lemon drizzle cake, using a fantastic expandable cake tin sent from New Zealand.

Monday, 14 June 2010


Now I am a mum, how "child friendly" a cafe is, is more important to me than the quality of the coffee. How things change!

Friday, 11 June 2010

The Ghost

Really enjoyed Roman Polanski's film The Ghost.

Watching Pierce Brosnan - always a pleasure, never a chore!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

William - an Englishman

When I read that Persephone Books intended to start a forum to discuss a book each month, beginning with the first it published, William - an Englishman, I made sure I got hold of a copy. The forum is now online and has really whetted my appetite. I've only managed to read as far as chapter 3 so far so I need to crack on!

"With his colleagues of the office Tully was a negligible quantity. He was not unpopular - it was merely that he did not matter. His mother's control of the family funds was no doubt in part accountable for his comrades' neglect of his society; but his own habits and manners were still more largely to blame, since besides being painstaking and obedient he was unobtrusive and diffident. There was once a project on foot in the office to take him out and make him drunk - but nothing came of it because no one was sufficiently interested in William to give up an evening to the job."