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Afternoon tea, Leeds

Afternoon Tea at Filmore and Union

Last week Queen Elizabeth II officially became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. At 17:30 on Wednesday 9th Sept, she surpassed her great-great-great grandmother, …

fruit picking

Strawberry fields…

Fruit picking is a bit of a summer tradition in our house. In fact, long term readers of this blog would have …

staying hydrated

staying hydrated

It is said that the British have an obsession with the weather and I am no exception. Weeks of furtive glances at …

sundried tomato garlic bread

Sundried Tomato Garlic Bread

Summer is in full swing and it’s absolutely glorious. When the weather is this nice we all want to stay outside for …

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3 quick pastries

Mother’s guilt. It’s a terrible thing. They never warn you about it in pregnancy magazines. I often get mother’s guilt when my …

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fruit picking

June is my favourite month of the year. Not only does the sun shine (sometimes) and it’s my birthday (yes, I’m still …

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Oil Can Café

Last week there were double celebrations in the Cookson household. On the Sunday it was Father’s Day and on Wednesday it was …