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They’re not resolutions

They’re not resolutions

Crikey, it’s the end of another year. Just as I was getting used to the idea that it was 2023, here comes 2024. I can see it now, boogieing over the horizon, waving its long, gangly arms in the air and saying, woo-hoo, welcome to your mid-forties, Claire. Which,...

Thoughts of Christmas dinner

Thoughts of Christmas dinner

I don’t want to hear the ‘it’s too early to think about Christmas’ complaints. When it comes to Christmas dinner, there’s no such thing as too early in our house. We generally start talking about Christmas dinner in September. Yes, September. While the sun beats...

Roasted courgette dip, savoury courgette muffins, and the aggressive giving away of vegetables

Roasted courgette dip, savoury courgette muffins, and the aggressive giving away of vegetables

I dare not venture into the garden during daylight hours. The second I sneak into the veg patch, our elderly neighbour pops up on his side of the fence and yells (in Bulgarian), ‘Do you want some courgettes?’ Each time, I firmly remind him that we have four...

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