Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mohn bars

Some bakers over at are running a baking challenge from the lovely book, Inside the Jewish Bakery. I started a bit late as my book took a while to arrive from But arrive it did, and the first … Continue reading

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Colours of summer jamming

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Meeting Russ

Russell Hoban 4 Feb 1925 – 13 December 2011 I met Russell Hoban on the occasion of his 80th birthday in February 2005. It was an extraordinary occasion, for many reasons. It was extraordinary because for anyone to spend 80 … Continue reading

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Volunteer Wildlife Services Open Day

This might have been the best day of Kolya’s life to date. I have never seen him more excited about anything. ANYTHING. First thing an aspiring fireman has to do is learn to switch on the water hose: Max and … Continue reading

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