Molly Hugh was an extraordinary woman and I’d like to remember her on this, International Women’s Day. In 1925 at the tender age of fifteen Molly and her sisters and one older brother were thrown out on the streets with their deaf and dumb parents. Father, Anthony, had become ill and his shoe-making business had […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
The next couple of weeks were a strange mixture of cleaning the Wendy house, moving furniture around to try and make it fit (and failing), wishing we had broadband and venturing out into our new world and thinking wow! On the Saturday we went to The Swan at Lavenham for lunch and sat in their […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Suddenly in Suffolk Day zero arrived and we were moving. On a scale of 1 = disorganised and 10 = very organised we were about minus 52. Suddenly there was still lots to pack – elusive stuff that you don’t really notice like coat stands with coats, stuff you use everyday etc.. Luckily the removal […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
The Grey marked up: SIS (Suddenly in Suffolk) 12 on the blackboard the day after we got back from holiday. As each new day dawns the current number is rubbed out and replaced with a new number minus one day. This way we’re in no doubt as to how little time we have to pack […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Arthur, aged 4, is enjoying St Ronan’s school (a stone’s throw from our Hawkhurst home in Kent) but is desperate to move in to a proper home where he can have all his toys. Hence his mother decided she would ask, even though we had expressly said we couldn’t, if we would sell and move […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Have you decided you are going to lose weight and exercise more along with a few million others? Or perhaps you’re setting BIG goals for your business – after all it is a New Year so why not? There is something about the year changing that does make you think. It’s also that you have […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
For my first foray into bread-making proper I was relying on Mr Hollywood. I have his book entitled simply: “Paul Hollywood’s Bread”. I say ‘proper’ as I’ve been using a bread maker for some time now. But that’s somehow cheating and I have this romantic vision of kneading dough, feeling calmed by the experience, and […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
This weekend The Grey and I watched Blue Jasmine, the film written and directed by Woody Allen, for the second time and loved it even more. Cate Blanchett plays a New York socialite who falls from grace and turns to her adopted sister, Ginger, (played by Sally Hawkins who I’m a big fan of) who […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Grey and I opted for the film Pride last weekend. Reviews were not raving but with a sterling cast and based on a true but very unlikely story, we thought it worth a punt. That and the fact that I managed to get us the best seats in the house – F1 and F2 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Big thanks to all who came to my Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September which was part of the world’s biggest coffee morning to raise funds for this excellent charity. Many baked cakes and bough them along. I did some orange fairy cakes – very retro! and we also had carrot, chocolate, coffee, banana, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.