Five reasons I think day spa vouchers are the best gift ever

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I once worked with a kindly older gentleman, who one day mentioned that every year for his wife's birthday, he bought her 12 gift vouchers for massages. "Really?" I said. "Every year?" "Every year," he said. "She doesn't get sick of that?" I asked. "Well we're getting older now and we … [Read more...]

Omenakakku – Finnish apple cake

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  I have a crush. Her name is Peggy. She blogs at Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand. She has Finnish heritage. She once baked me an apple cake because I asked her to. We have never met.   Peggy's blog is pure delight. It is pretty, it is heart-meltingly well-written, and … [Read more...]

Vintage Lane – Cherry Afternoon Tea Cakes from the WMU Cookery Book

How sweet are these little babies? I made them from this gorgeous WMU Cookery Book from 1952. I can't remember where I got it from, but it's become one of my favourites. This is the 18th edition, printed in Brisbane. First page is this charming advertisement for a hotel - with hot and … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day! … [Read more...]