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Archive for December, 2009

A Festive Carrot Cake

I made this enormous cake to be shared between my colleagues on the last few days of work before Christmas.  But, as I mentioned before, the weather turned bitterly cold that week and the snow came down so heavily that we got not one, not two but three whole days off school.   That left just me and [...]

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Cutie

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All Turkey-ed out

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Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m sitting at my kitchen table.  My holidays should officially have started only just today but there’s been so much snow and ice around that school’s been closed all week.  As much as I love the excitement of the last week of the winter term, I’m not complaining.  Had a great [...]

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It seems like months ago I promised to post the recipe for this cake.  According to this blog though, it’s only been 13 days.  Perhaps there has been some rip in the fabric of time or maybe I’ve just been so busy that days and weeks no longer have any meaning to me any more.  [...]

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Wee Bird

Not a coal tit, as I thought, but a little stonechat.  For Holler and Lisa’s festive photo competition.

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New Day

Went for a walk this afternoon.  Same route as yesterday.  Same time as yesterday.  Same temperature as yesterday.  A very different experience.

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Freezing Fog

It hasn’t got above zero here for a few days and a thick layer of freezing fog has engulfed us all of that time.  If you ever want to freak yourself out, try going for a solitary walk along a lonely country road in icy mist.  Wah!  

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My Desk

Taken today.  Busy but happy.  Prints in background from Etsy. Notes on Flickr.

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Baked Apricots

Baked dried apricots, I should clarify.  Being too chilly to grow round here and not being a fruit that travels well, it’s nigh on impossible to find a good apricot in Scotland at the height of summer, let alone in the depths of winter.  The dried ones are very nice indeed but just recently I’ve discovered a [...]

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