These are ‘piadine’ (plural, ‘piadina’ singular, let’s get things straight). And they are delicious. It’s a food typical of this region ‘Romagna’, the eastern side of Emilia Romagna, it is a flat bread usually made with white flour, lard or olive oil, salt and water. The dough was traditionally cooked on a terracotta dish, although …

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Machines like me, by Ian McEwan. Ok, this is a good one. I have a love-hate relationship with McEwan’s books, I’ve said this before. I think he’s astonishingly, fiendishly clever, smart, intelligent… call him what you wish… BUT I struggle to warm to his characters… I never bond with them, or actually ‘like’ them for …

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ah… the irony of posting this poem on the day it’s raining with Biblical force… stay dry my friends! In Summer time by Paul Laurence Dunbar When summer time has come, and allThe world is in the magic thrallOf perfumed airs that lull each senseTo fits of drowsy indolence;When skies are deepest blue above,And flow’rs …

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Can’t believe it’s been a week. It was a busy week, ‘to be fairs’ (teenage lingo… stick with me)… culminated with me sleeping three hours Saturday afternoon and then 12 hours straight that night. I just can’t hack it anymore. ok, let’s see if I can remember it all… I went to see this movie …

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I feel totally restless at the moment… cabin feverish too. My hands are itching to make things but I lack the inspiration and the focus for anything and it’s driving me insane. My studio is a mess because I’m not happy how the space is working… I need to make a corner for studying and …

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If truth be told I feel quite lost without ‘college work/reading’ so I’m trying to keep up with the habit and dedicate some time everyday to read through the huge mountains of books piled up by my bed… poem by Brian Bilston if there’s one thing I have learnt as I got older it’s that …

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Jenny does it again. A gorgeous pattern with detailed simple instructions that comes together easily and fits perfectly. The pattern itself (you can buy the paper version or if you can’t wait, the pdf format. Easy peasy) comes with three variations and it’s very good value for money. There is a gorgeous summer dress, a …

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