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Nan and Nor, Published at last. Click on the image at the side

Written in the 1980s, Nan and Nor is based on two of the adults who helped bring Lil up in the privileged life that she was born into. Blending her memories in to a story of the old upstairs/downstairs world, … Continue reading

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Plov, the only dish on the Silk Route. Travels on the Silk Route 4

Plov, if you are starving hungry, is probably the dish for you, Lil writes; Heaps of rice boiled in fatty stock with a few carroty bits and bobs added and a generous portion of fatty meat plonked on top.   In Uzbekistan … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. A trip to France by Lil

Easyjet have obviously consulted the best. For instance it is clear they consulted Giacometti for their seating arrangements.   Gone are the spaces for arms and legs and in their place the traveller has the experience of sharing their neighbour’s, which invariably … Continue reading

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How not to cook Sunday Lunch. Lil reflects on old age and entertaining.

My cooking days are numbered, it is one of the things about old age that they don’t warn you about. Cooking becomes a stressful chore not worth bothering with. I am now a self respecting rabbit, who munches on vegetables … Continue reading

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Darkness Descends, and the Bungalow is closed. By Fleur

The lights go, darkness descends as the primeval  wind whips round the house and the sleet bashes down on the windows.   English weather, for which our houses are not prepared.  Built over a hundred years ago, with the earliest factory … Continue reading

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Panic in a time of Snow. by Lil

Isn’t snow beautiful?   I had no idea it had arrived till I flung back the curtains, except there was no flinging, just a sleepy twitch of the curtain, and there it was. What I like best is the narrow white … Continue reading

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Christmas highlights. The benefits of walking and good humour and why a shared mother and daughter blog works. By Fleur

It is the 28th of December. That strange period after Christmas and before New Year when it is considered still socially acceptable to drink a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream at lunch time, with ham and cabbage soup, and a … Continue reading

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Lil remembers the Aug bank holiday. A pre Christmas Laugh for those about to be overwhelmed.

Friday: Sam and I did what Sam and I like doing best, we went to an auction.   Sam learnt about lustre, what a button hook was and we argued about a dear littler cruet with wobbly parrots – No granny, they … Continue reading

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Bungalow Lil’s views on Christmas so far.

Oh dear!   I’m all fingers and thumbs when it comes to wrapping bloody Christmas presents.   I cut the twinkly paper either too short or too big for the plastic  shaped toy.  I try doing it on my knees, end up crawling … Continue reading

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