Five on Friday: From the Archives

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I often feel that blog posts get “lost in the ether”, read and then forgotten. So this week I’m rounding up a few of my ancient posts. The photography might be a ropey, but hey ho – we’re not all amazing photographers!

  1. This hand salve recipe from 2012 (originally published in 2009) is still a regular make (I’m toying with the idea of doing some step by step photos on Instagram next time I make this, there are only so many times I can repost this with an apology for the pictures!).
  2. It’s not too late to make a batch of rhubarb and ginger gin (although I  started picking damsons today, so that means a batch of Damson Gin in time for Christmas).
  3. I still think this post on reality vs social media reality is relevant. At the moment it seem that everyone I follow on Instagram is talking about their “authentic self” (whatever that means). The truth is, we all present a version of ourselves online, whether it’s editing out the toys from a beauty shot of our living room or adding a little bit of photo shop magic to an almost, but not  quite decent photo of ourselves. I know I’m guilty of a bit of tidying up before I grab my camera – who wants to see a pile of dirty dishes?
  4. I wore my Granny Tank a lot on holiday this year, so for those of you who have mastered a few crochet basics, here’s how to make your own. Even though this photos “shows off my curves” with a little bit too much honesty, I still love it (and done day I’ll share the out takes – the photos Mr T too that didn’t make it to print).
  5. Finally, a recipe for you. We’re eating lots of salads and dips at the moment and these naan breads are perfect for mopping up.

So there you go, five quick reads for the weekend. What am I reading? Well, mostly double glazing brochures and indulging in Diana Henry’s wonderful new book “How to Eat a Peach”  – I’ve got the hardback version, but that soft faux flock cover sets my teeth on edge – so this weekend I’ll be going “old school” and wrapping it in brown paper!

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