#GBBO 2018 — Spice Week — Ginger Cake

  Ginger cake and the Grand Prix is a winning combination for a Sunday afternoon if you ask me.   Followed by Antiques Roadshow and a cracking drama.   Did you watch The Bodyguard?  If you didn’t, please catch up, it’s superb.   Oh and Killing Eve has been incredible too, so brilliantly played and

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Prescriptions to your door with Pharmacy2U

  It’s probably some kind of miracle that I have got to the age I have without having to take regular medication.   Though that all changed this summer when I finally got my “yes you are getting old” diagnosis and was eventually prescribed HRT.   This now means that every two months I need

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Ranty Friday — 28th September

  When Ranty Friday was a regular thing I would blog about one thing.   Invariably it was only thing that had wound me up in the preceding week, so Friday was my day to get it off my chest. Not this week though.  Quite a few things have pushed my buttons. Starting with Jan

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MummyBarrow’s camera buying guide

Shiny new electronics with 72 megapixels, 475x digital zoom, APS-C, CMOS, SD-XC. Whaaaaaat? What. On. Earth? (Answers at the bottom if you care) If you’re thinking about a new camera, it’s a minefield. I don’t know much about cameras but the little I know should at least give you somewhere to start. The first question

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The one about pillows

  You probably don’t know this about me but my perfect day would involve a very large bed.  White cotton bedding and a huge amount of pillows.   A pile of newspapers and copious amounts of tea.   This to me is pretty much the height of luxury.     So it is slightly baffling that I have

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Reflections on our Menorcan Sojourn

  Looking back on our Menorcan holiday there are lots of moments that stand out as being lovely but the one that I remember the best is when Ellie and Jonnie surprised us at El Torro, the highest point of the island.   You see going away with two older children meant that we had

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Sirens

I didn’t realise that sirens made me hold my breath. Past tense. It was the fact that I realised on Monday morning that I no longer subconsciously paid attention to them as they sped up the road that made me realise they had that affect on me.   That they made me hold my breath and

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