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  • Louise Houghton Fantastic. I often am in a state of indecision regarding our black refuse bag. We always burn a lot in the winter in the Rayburn... 23 Apr
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"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

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Pumpkin apple cake

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slice-of-cakeWe had a weekend around the house. I cleared the remains of the sweetcorn and cucumbers. Harvested tomatoes and seeds. Counted pumpkins, as you do. There was homework and decorating. Meals to make and eat. Piles of washing to move from one place to another, until it reached the right bedroom clean.

It was a getting things done weekend.

One person needed to bake. So she did. She wanted to make a pumpkin cake. An orange coloured cake with a face. I suggested an apple cake, as I eyed the growing mountains of windfalls around the kitchen. So she did.

First apple cake of the season. It feels like autumn now.

Nice.

How about you? Good weekend?

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