Monthly Archives: December 2010

Italy in books – Reading challenge 2011

Thanks to the Brighton Blogger (on Book after Book) for this great idea.  She has set out the details as follows: The details of the challenge “ITALY IN BOOKS” The challenge will run from January, 1st 2011 to December, 31st … Continue reading

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Jessie’s Ginger Cake

You can read this post here on the Corrarie Cottage website blog. It is a tribute to a wonderfully kind woman,  Jessie Livingstone, who was cook and housekeeper at nearby Carse House where my grandparents lived for about 50 years. … Continue reading

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Keeping the priest (and me) warm

Hot water bottles are in high demand in this household – not surprisingly, in this sort of weather, I’m clutching one as I write! Somehow less “elderly” than the electric blanket, the hot water bottle is welcoming without being invasive, … Continue reading

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