Adnams Copper House Dry Gin — #MBGC

For the inaugral #MBGC (Mummy Barrow Gin Club) I am cho’sing a gin that brings back childhood memories.   You see drinking for me isn’t about forgetting or getting hammered.  I don’t like being drunk, mainly because I can’t spend the following day feeling ill since children don’t understand that mummy is ill.   So drinking for

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To uni or not to uni

that is the question that my youngest is now asking herself.   This is not a new question in our house though, my eldest two asked themselves the same question when they were deep into their A levels.  Caity wanted to be a paramedic and Jonnie an accountant, both of which need degrees to enter

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#GBBO Pastry week — Bakewell Tart

This one is not the prettiest thing in the world but bearing in mind the deadline for entries this week is in six hours and my tart is still warm, this is as good as it gets I am afraid! It was this or the Danish Pastries and at 6.30pm there is no way I

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Dear Sam

I am not sure if you were there when we arrived, or if you came along after us.   But as we sat and waited for our drinks to arrive I noticed you further up the street, just over Mr B’s shoulder.   You were washing your neck, using a cloth being dipped in a

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Mummy Barrow Gin Club — #MBGC

  It seems strange that it was only a couple of years ago that I had never tried a G&T.  That when I then did I was a bit “hmm no thanks, I don’t like it”.   Yet now here I am launching my gin club. What I then came to realise, only recently, was that it isn’t

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Window Wednesday — Deal Castle

We have Catherine of Aragon to thank for Deal Castle.  Sort of.   When Henry VIII decided he wanted to annul the marriage it caused ructions with the Pope of the time, and also with Catherine’s nephew who just happened to  be Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.   Having  annoyed these two men Henry

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Is it time to take a SupermarketSiesta?

Eleven independent and artisan brands are now taking on supermarkets to prove you can Buy Better and Live Better in a project called SupermarketSiesta . The idea is a simple one.  You buy direct from suppliers, and cut out the middle man, ie the supermarket. . In a world where many supermarkets drive harder and

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Tea without bags or in fact tea

I know.  I don’t really know where to start with this one but when I heard about an “innovation” in the making of tea on the Food Programme on  Radio 4 last week my ears pricked up. As you know, I am a huge lover of tea.  Our Sage Appliances tea maker is one of my

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