Category Archives: Mother

Cake on the dark side

My teenage daughter seems to think that music began when Justin Bieber started posting songs on YouTube.  Her older and wiser mother thinks otherwise. My music collection is probably as vast as my recipe collection.  I will dip in and … Continue reading

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Birthday Biscuits

I’m a busy mum. As we head towards the end of each week, I’m surprised with the amount I am able to achieve, yet I sometimes still feel overwhelmed with what is still left on my to-do list. My eldest … Continue reading

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Eat cake and pray

My friend Michelle moved to New Zealand over ten years ago and I still miss her. We communicate through Facebook and there are occasional sweet tweets, but it’s not the same. You can take the girl out of London, but … Continue reading

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Reminiscent Vanilla

“The scent molecules in vanilla are similar to those in breast milk. It’s reassuring…It reminds us of ice-cream and our mother’s baking.” – James Craven, head nose at Les Sentuers

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Delights on Dream Corner

I’ve joined an awesome line-up of ladies who have been interviewed by the lovely Viv Oyolu of Dream Corner. Have a listen in, as I talk about Delights by Cynthia and managing family life.

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Sweet Mother

Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet day for me. As much as love the hugs and cuddles, the handmade cards and flowers; I still miss my mum. It’s coming up to five years since my mum passed away. Whenever I … Continue reading

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