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Interview With an Inactive Blogger

With her wide spanning inactivity on gob stoppingly named blog ‘Life the Universe and would you pass the Custard creams’ I decided to catch up with illusive and mono talented writer Gwen Braknell in her Birmingham home to find out … Continue reading

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Gigour Mortis

The disallowed and the disaffected, In a pub that smells of disinfectant, Disappointment and disarray, As the dishcloth dystopian cabaret, Mount the stage and discharge, A dearth of dismal dirges, Dispelling any kindly urges of applause, Or pause, for any … Continue reading

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Christmas Past. Lessons Learned. Notes To Self

1.Don’t wear a dress. Christmas being a special day, it may seem like a good time to wear a special dress. It’s not. Be real, if there’s even a change you’ll be crawling on your belly under a six foot … Continue reading

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Reading, reading and reading

Whoops, sorry dear blog you have lain forgotten and forlorn in a dusty corner while other parts of the internet (and actual life in general) get mine & me co-blogger’s attention. In fact if you want to see what’s been going … Continue reading

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Book Haul

No here are a few beauties I’ve picked up lately. I say beauties, the Ian Rankin Book sticks out as a bit of an ugly booky duckling next to these buxom hardbacks, but what can you do? They say don’t … Continue reading

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Snaps from Scotland

Well well, I’ve been away but here I am again and don’t you look lovely. No really, you do, I think you’ve lost weight or something. My laptop is being paaaaaaaainfuly slow this morning but I’ve managed to scrape together … Continue reading

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Reorganising the Library

It has been so long since I’ve done proper posts on the blog that I can’t write them anymore without them going to pot. There was actually an entirely different post I wanted to write but I can’t figure out … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Summer Garden Treats

    Gwen

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Organising our First Craft Fair (what we learned)

I think it was last summer, I was sitting in a cafe garden with my Sister in law Anna, we were soaking in the sun, and our pancakes were soaking in the maple syrup, and we were saying wasn’t it … Continue reading

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Heleyna’s Extraordinary Monkey Cakes

Today Heleyna teaches us all how to make these extraordinary monkey face cakes.   Firstly, you must read through all the ingredients using your pointing finger so as not to lose your place. 115g butter 85g brown sugar 1tbsp honey … Continue reading

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