A love of owls

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I love owls. They have been quite popular over the last couple of years, and so my love of owls has grown even more and now they have taken over our home (in a good way!) Our neighbours a couple of doors up have seen a tawny owl in their rather large tree at the end of the garden, but he is even more elusive than the little robin that I posted about last week! So I can’t post a picture of a real live owl, but I do have many other lovely owls to share with you. Continue reading…

Mary Berry’s Lemon Victoria Sandwich

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This recipe was specially commissioned by the GDST for the 140th anniversary of the Girls’ Day School Trust and appeared in issue 12/13 of Verve Magazine (also available online here). Mary Berry is a GDST alumna, and all girls were given a postcard with the recipe to celebrate the Bake Off event (the final of which was just by one of the hosts of The Great British Bake Off, Mel Giedroyc – another GDST alumna!). I used to teach music at Central Newcastle High School which makes me an ‘Old Girl’, and as I love baking I just had to try out this recipe. If you make your own lemon curd, it will taste even better! I also added buttercream, which is not in the original recipe. Continue reading…