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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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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23 things you didn’t know about Stratford or Shakespeare

I’m sure there are a million interesting things about Stratford upon Avon. There have to be. It’s a lovely place.   Here for a starter though are 23 that we learned our recent visit. Stratford upon Avon has been given lamp posts by councils and countries around the world.  They line the streets and to be

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What is the point of an injunction these days

Social media is awash with a story that has been rumbling on for a couple of weeks now and it is proving, once again, that injunctions are making the UK privacy laws a joke.  And making me ask what is the point of them now?  In case you weren’t aware let me bring you up

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Five miles might not sound a lot

And in the grand scheme of things five miles might not sound a lot.   Eddie Izzard for instance ran ten times that in a day this week, having run 25 marathons over the previous twenty five days.    The man is a machine.   A hero.  A legend.   Which really makes our 5

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Anatomy of a desk

The joy of working from home is you can work from anywhere.  Bed.  The garden.  The local coffee shop when you get bored.   The kitchen table.  Or a room you call your office. I am on the second office at home, with a brief spell at the kitchen table in between and only now

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