Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shakespeare's Birthday


 I once made the mistake of sharing my dislike for Thomas Hardy with a teacher (I dislike quite a few of those authors you’re supposed to like) and she turned to me and said: “you can’t say that! That’s like saying you don’t like Shakespeare or something!” And yet, I hated Shakespeare when I was in school.  English lessons were spent going through Macbeth at a painstakingly slow pace: translating word-for-word until the meaning was lost.  

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Unbearable Lightness of Being



“The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful ... Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.”
 
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Recipe: Easter Biscuits



Apparently you're supposed to bake these biscuits on the morning of Easter Sunday and give them away as gifts (ha); I am, however, a maverick baker who decided to bake these weeks before Easter and to spend the time between now and then eating said biscuits.  If you've never tried them before I would say they're quite like shortbread but with some light spice flavouring and fruit.  And as everyone knows the raisins in these will count towards your 5-a-day so are good for you, sort of... ;)


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