Apple and Blackberry Loaf – youth hostels, ballet and a mighty fine pie

One of my aims for #50in50 was to spend more time with friends and I recently spent a weekend with a group of girls I have known for many years. We spent a day walking – fortified by a large number of snacks – and although the weather forecast for the weekend was terrible, we … More Apple and Blackberry Loaf – youth hostels, ballet and a mighty fine pie

Blackberry and apple muffins – and exploring women’s writing #50in50

Since Mr McGregor doesn’t actually read my blog (he just eats the cakes), I feel free to admit that I have recently bought quite a few new books. Looking at them now, they are all by women and mostly involve nature writing. Reading more books written by women wasn’t originally on my #50in50 list, but … More Blackberry and apple muffins – and exploring women’s writing #50in50

Blackberry galette – and we need to talk about walking…

I was really shocked to read that according to Public Health England, over 6.3 million adults in England aged 40 to 60 don’t achieve 10 minutes of continuous brisk walking over the course of a month. That’s four in 10 people, or 41% of the adult population who don’t manage that in a month.┬áThe fact … More Blackberry galette – and we need to talk about walking…