Monthly Archives: September 2015

Day of Atonement

I’m not an observant Jew in any conventional sense, but being Jewish* matters to me and informs my morality and my ethics.  I try to honour the major religious festivals and holidays, but if I’m honest I’m quite isolated in … Continue reading

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Cousin Cousine

Once again we managed to get together, never easy as there are quite a few of us and we all lead busy lives.  We had to set the date back in June to be sure of finding one.  Some couldn’t make … Continue reading

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Mum’s apple pie

First of all, before we get into recipes and suchlike, let’s just have a chat about how to say this.  Because you might think this is apple pie, but in fact it’s apple pie. I just wanted to get that straight. … Continue reading

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100 years of WI

I missed the actual date (16 September), but only by one day.  Never mind, better late than never. We had a fun afternoon one Saturday in the summer (remember summer?).  Our allotment site was host to Mikron Theatre and their … Continue reading

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The cucumber

Have you ever seen one looking like this before? I was eating my lunch one day (egg sandwich, with peeled sliced cucumber) and happened to notice that the slice was translucent with the light behind it.  It reminded me of … Continue reading

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DIY confetti

The natural kind, and it pretty much ‘makes’ itself.  This is (of course) a summer thing to do.  I do it every year now, as there always seems to be someone we know or know of who wants to use … Continue reading

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Welcome, September! I’m ready for you

Oh I love September – such a time of promise, of renewal, of fresh starts.  Of course, new terms and academic years.  But also (Jewish) New Year*. We’re just home from a lovely, relaxing, restorative holiday, which we booked back … Continue reading

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