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What is success?

I was one of those swotty kids at school who focused on the 4% I missed out on rather than the 96% score I achieved. I would gloss over the achievement and wonder what on Earth I thought I was playing … Continue reading

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What can we learn from the Winter Olympics in Sochi?

I’m not a sports fan but I do love the Olympics. I think it’s a combination of the ethos behind the Games and those glitzy Opening and Closing Ceremonies. I find the Winter Games particularly fascinating as there are so … Continue reading

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‘The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit’ – Molière

Thanks to Richard Bertinet’s Dough, some fantastic flour from Stoate & Sons and a sourdough starter from a former client of mine, we’ve been making our own bread for a few years now. We’ve made wholemeal, brioche, bagels, rye, raisin and … Continue reading

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Take some time to celebrate

‘If we took a holiday Took some time to celebrate Just one day out of life It would be, it would be so nice’ It’s not often I quote Madonna but this song has been buzzing around in my brain … Continue reading

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‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’

Have you ever had a pain which is a dull ache rather than an acute ‘stop you in your tracks’ pain? I’d call it a ‘background pain’ – a headache which just won’t shift or maybe that vague discomfort in … Continue reading

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Continuous small treats

One of my favourite quotes comes from the late British novelist, Iris Murdoch: “One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.”. I agree with this. You may not: you may feel that many of us lead … Continue reading

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