Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cake Decorating

Miss 11 has taken over the decorating of the cake for Miss 9’s upcoming birthday, for which I am glad, as Miss 9 wanted a Minecraft cake and Miss 11 knows far more about Minecraft than I. We will be … Continue reading

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A Sunny Bank Holiday

We have been out and about. Yesterday we went to Herefordshire. The girls had been invited to a party in Hereford in the afternoon, so we decided to make a day of it. We went to church in Pembridge, and … Continue reading

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Magic, Imaginary, Invisible Things

Mr 5 has been banned from the computer. This has led to a strange side effect. He has an imaginary keyboard. He enjoys getting other people to play on his imaginary keyboard, although as far as I know, he is … Continue reading

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A Gentle Invasion

I have a friend who’s written a book! A Gentle Invasion, by Janice Moore, is a story based in a manor house which has been opened up to a group of civil war re-enactors in order to make a bit … Continue reading

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My Favourite Chocolate

I do love chocolate. I like almost any chocolate, although not the white stuff (is that really chocolate?). There are some that are a bit too strong and bitter, but even the very strongest is great in small quantities with … Continue reading

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A Little Backtracking

As I wrote yesterday’s post, I became aware that I hadn’t told you all about Coughton Court or Snowshill Manor yet. How remiss of me! Coughton Court is a lovely old stately home. It has elegantly furnished rooms, and manicured gardens. … Continue reading

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A Full Weekend

We went away for the long weekend. We love the lake district, so we booked a lodge (translation: chalet, or big garden shed with plumbing and electricity) for the weekend. We hadn’t really spent much time in the Southern lakes … Continue reading

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