Monthly Archives: May 2013


(image ©LucyStendallPhotographyLtd) Now the bright morning star, day’s harbinger, Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her The Flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose – John Milton   Last year I met up with a friend of mine in the May sunshine at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. During […]

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Songs for my baby – The Spinach Song

Everyone knows baby needs to eat their greens. Some saucy bird told me this song isn’t about spinach at all *ahem* but I’ll leave that to your imagination and focus instead on the fact that it is National Vegetarian Week. Last night, we went out with some pals to a new vegetarian restaurant in Nottingham […]

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Half & Half

Image credit “Has anyone tried that half n half bread? I got some an it were rubbish! I thought half the loaf would be white and half would be brown, but they were all the same” An extract from a conversation between a few old folk overheard in a Leicester pub. This really tickled me. […]

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