Three breakfasts

Friday Tim: Do you want any breakfast? Me: [brushes hair] [wangs Henry's shoes over shoulder] [scrubs at Teddy's teeth] [whips open pushchair] No time no time no time [door slam] Saturday Tim: Do you want any breakfast? Me: Ooh, yes please. Toast and a hot drink? Thanks. I'll eat it while I'm drying my hair. [puts plate … Continue reading Three breakfasts

It’s my birthday, and I wished for this

This, being... one insomniac coughing fit so energetic I blew out an eardrum (brills) two naps, three boxes of chocolate, four new books (better) one cafe breakfast and a bottle of the best French lemonade we ever had one birthday cake made from piled-up scones-and-cream-and-jam and one boy in tractor wellies, one boy popping the … Continue reading It’s my birthday, and I wished for this

How to do pancake day like you really, really mean it

Listen up, suckahs! We tend to get very serious about pancake day in this house. No, let me rephrase. I tend to get very serious about pancake day in this house. I do not believe in restricting pancake consumption, no indeed. But a day when you can have pancakes for dinner just because history says … Continue reading How to do pancake day like you really, really mean it

Cakery Bakery: Banana-maple-butterscotch bread

Some days are fancy dessert days. And then, some days, you just want banana bread. Banana bread is the sort of thing that comes in thick, butter-spread slabs, with a hot drink and a sit-down. There is something about it that creates relaxation. As I said the last time I made this - the first time, … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Banana-maple-butterscotch bread