Hinton Ampner — Window Wednesday

It is a few weeks now since I met up with Annie for a wander around Hinton Ampner, a National Trust house just outside Petersfield (in fact it is where we were when we stumbled upon Cheesefoot Head which I wrote about last month) .  I hadn’t been to the house before but Annie knew

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Holding on to music

It hadn’t really struck me until recently how much I love music.  Not playing it myself, I can’t play any musical instruments (a regret that I never learnt to play the piano.  How cool to see one somewhere and just start an impromptu singalong?), but listening to music created by others. I have always known

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Guildford Castle — HDYGG

For How Does Your Garden Grow This week I am sharing some photos I took yesterday from Guildford Castle.   I didn’t even know Guildford had a castle and I have lived ten miles down the road for ten years (you may recall something similar happened with Farnham Castle, as I mentioned in this post:

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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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