Three years to do a marathon

is probably about right.   If I started the London marathon now it would probably take me three years to do it.   Not only because I would be stopping every ten seconds to photograph and instagram something but because, well, I am not Paula Radcliffe am I? Every year I decide to get up

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Thermomix Crunchie squares

I don’t know, you wait your whole week for a Thermomix recipe from me and then two come along at once.   Or maybe you haven’t been waiting all week and this has just come as a pleasant surprise. Suffice to say on Sunday I had an afternoon to spend in the kitchen.  Baking things

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Snickers Fudge

I know, right?  Fudge.  With Snickers.  I remember when Snickers were Marathons and I also remember when the London Marathon was the Mars London Marathon so in honour of me being old enough to remember old things yesterday being the day of the Marathon I came up with this little beauty. It might also have

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Nepal. One year on

A year. 12 months 365 days I look back over the past year and I can’t really think off the top of my head what I have achieved.   Lots of things I wanted to do are still not done, many not even started.  Some have been and then abandoned.   Stuff has happened, as

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Room 302 — Window Wednesday

We first realised that there might be something special about Room 302 where we were staying at the Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate when ten minutes after checking into our room a tour bus full of ladies from a WI tried to get into our room to have a look at it.   Most apologetic when

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Getting outdoors

Spring has really sprung hasn’t it?   It really makes a difference to be able to look up and see blue sky and fluffy clouds rather than grey skies and dark clouds.   Everybody’s mood lifts too and people seem to be much more cheerful as they dash about doing their daily thing. And keen

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Margate: 4 — Barbados: 1

Yes you did read that correctly. When I got an email from Visit England asking me if I would like to take part in some St George’s day activity celebrating all thing patriotic I was chuffed.    That sounded like it might be fun, I thought.   This time last year we were gearing up

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