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A whole new world

No, Famale does not do Disney. But she does now work in Edinburgh. That’s right, I am waving bye bye to my beloved west coast for the capital. A very long interview held in the Balmoral Hotel secured a brand … Continue reading

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The very hungry caterpillar

What do you do on a rainy day back in Scotland? You spend six hours making sugar-craft animals of course. Katie is turning three, and this is the first time I’ve been at home for her birthday. So I thought … Continue reading

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Big love

Mamma Famale and I almost came to baking blows last night over the taking of the cakes out of their little rectangular tins. She said I should have used greaseproof paper, I said she should have bought some. I had … Continue reading

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Pig tales

Famale is good in emergency situations. None more so than answering the call for some last-minute birthday cakes. I say cake plural because the birthday girl is a big fan of cupcakes. So Famale Sister Junior and I did a … Continue reading

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You can’t take that away from me

A dying Internet for a blogger is like the dying of the light for Dylan Thomas. Or something like that. Okay, it’s not the end of the world, but without it, my baking triumphs would slink off unnoticed into the … Continue reading

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The mother of all cakes

Life is traumatic enough without adding a complicated cake into the mix. Mamma Famale gently demanded a “fatless sponge like Gran made” for Mother’s day. She has been requesting this memorable cake for months and I have gently ignored her. … Continue reading

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Size matters

Bigger is always better, apart from when it comes to body weight. Mamma Famale deserved the best on Mother’s Day so I created a giant strawberry cream scone just for her…

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Midnight express

You’ll be ecstatic I’m sure to know that Famale met the second of this week’s midnight essay deadlines. So now I don’t give a grazing sheep if I never see the words ‘property law’ for the rest of my life. … Continue reading

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School dinners

Having developed an early obsession with cleanliness, I never trusted the slightly greasy primary school dinner trays with their separate compartments. The idea of the main course being right next to the pudding freaked me out, so I usually took … Continue reading

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