Tag Archives: Scotland

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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Go your own way

Sometimes even Famale can’t be bothered baking. A hangover, work and romantic re-thinking (not in that order) has led to what Rihanna calls ‘exhaustion’. She can sit and tweet a picture of a drip hanging out of her veins but … Continue reading

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Breaking point

The very small office is far too hot for tea. Which poses the question – what does one drink at work all day? Water comes in plastic cups which is entirely uncivilised. Too many Diet Cokes make me jumpy. More … Continue reading

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A special relationship

Life is too short to sever all ties through stubbornness. Love and friendship can be reignited with the right attitude and some good old-fashioned honesty. Some things are just meant to go together. This extends to the kitchen, where alchemy … Continue reading

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Bitter lemon

Baking two cakes instead of one is a sign Famale is on the move. Tomorrow I am babysitting the only other children I like in the world outside my immediate family. So a culinary gift of some sort is in … Continue reading

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Positive prescription

Tonight for company I have my laptop, a cup of tea and Professor Kenneth Reid’s The Law of Property in Scotland. The keyboard of my much-beloved Mac is still sticky from when I accidentally poured Lucozade over it last week. … Continue reading

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Uncomical relief

Lindy made me watch hours and hours of that giraffe woman Miranda and various other unfunny people on Comic Relief last night. Luckily, her parents were away so instead of my lugging down the half-bottle of red that was on … Continue reading

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