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A Brief History Of Wine

Wine, that panacea of the world’s woes, is in fact, older than recorded history. The earliest evidence for the cultivation of grapes and the fermentation of their juices dates back to 6,000 B.C. The Egyptians recorded the harvest of grapes … Continue reading

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Feeding The Family On £3/10

The second world war saw the end of a lot of things, some great, some less great. While more and more women  were becoming employable in the world of work, many of the older ‘positions’ such as house staff in … Continue reading

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How To Patronize A Woman Part 3, Or Was It 4? Or 5?

From the archive, a modest, unassuming piece from ‘Womans Day’ on how to transform the plainest of the plain into Betty Grable! (Julia Roberts to those of a later time span or Katie Perry to those so young as to … Continue reading

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The Fashion of Austerity

From the late forties and early fifties, with wartime austerity still holding sway over the must have fashions of the day, the ‘make do and mend’ philosophy still held sway even among the more well to do in society. The … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air!

With January and February behind us and March creeping on (I could have said marching on but I’m not that pedantic or crass) and the 26th March, as well as being Mothering Sunday, is the day the clocks leap into … Continue reading

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The time has come the Walrus said . . .

. . . to speak of many things, of sailing ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and Kings! Lewis Carrol Indeed, as Granny Robertson’s Cookbook enters its sixth year, in this, it’s 400th post I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Poppy In The Mist

Mist doesn’t mean a great deal to a dog, especially one that can’t see very well to begin with! No, the fun and excitement come from the new, fresh scents and a fabulous opportunity to roll in the cold, wet … Continue reading

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