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Mince Pie Flapjack

My favourite three little words at the moment are ‘Academic requirements met’. I saw that in the subject line of an email that came in on Thursday and it’s one of the best emailsĀ I’ve ever been sent! ItĀ means, finally, that … Continue reading

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Carrot and Ginger Cakes

One of my birthday presents this year was a subscription to a year’s worth of flowers. Around the middle of the month, I come home to a long flat box full of blooms and have the joy of discovering what … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

I remember last year that it seemed to take forever for spring to come. The winter was cold, bleak, sad, horrible and very, very long. This year hasn’t felt anywhere near as drawn out, but just looking through a couple … Continue reading

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Dastardly Dairy-Milk Muffins

Happy nearly-Halloween to anyone reading! The picture above is the view from my garage window hence the frankly terrifying cobwebs in the corner. The red vine there is always beautiful in the autumn but this year it is more eye-catching … Continue reading

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Oatmeal + Raisin Cookies

We were prospecting around Asda last night, shopping for snacks for Jef’s day out roleplaying at Concrete Cow, and meandering down the biscuits aisle. He gestured grandly at the boxes of authentic American soft-bake cookies and declared he spurned their … Continue reading

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Pistachio, lime and rosewater cake

Questions, questions. That’s what’s been vexing me today. I’ve finished the first draft of my literature review – and that feels like such an amazing achievement in itself that gearing up to doing more heavy thinking was no mean feat. … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Cake with blackberries

It’s been one heck of a week. Happily, I’m taking next week as leave to get my head down with PhDing but sadly, that means that several big projects all need attention this week so I can have time to … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Cake

Things aren’t going terribly well with my PhD at the moment. Everything was going swimmingly up until the end of April and then they sort of… stalled. There are reasons for that – they involve my job and family matters … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

The jam doughnut experiment last week was something of a success – I wasn’t there, but feedback from the roleplayers (I feel like they should have capitals like a sinister society or 90s indie band – The Roleplayers!) was very … Continue reading

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Bourbons and Jammy Dodgers

It’s cold. It’s very, very, very cold. We’ve still got snow in places and I’m quite fed up of it. Today feels like a flat, bleak day: I’m tired, I’ve got too much to do and I can’t find any … Continue reading

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