Month: April 2015

A good crop of apples!

Our russet apple tree is loaded with blossom this year; we had a good show last year, but the weather knocked it off and there weren’t many insects about because it was cold and miserable. This year we have had plenty of sunny days, quite warm, but very cold nights which apparently blossom likes and it’s […]


Paste sandwiches anyone?

Here’s an illustration from the 1935  Round-the-Clock cookery book, compiled by Mrs Wise and published ‘issued from’ The Fleetway House, Farringdon street, London. it is a strange book as the pages are so thick they are almost like cardboard, and really rough. Maybe it was cheap! I’m not sure I would fancy paste sandwiches, but […]