Category Archives: Violet Cakes

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it….

That’s not really true. I’m not excited at all, so there is no question of my hiding it. Excitement would be exciting if it hadn’t been devalued by the legion of radio and TV commentators who are so excited for … Continue reading

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The summertime blues…

With the arrival of several consecutive days of sun, and the possibility of more to follow, comes a new way of being. The fire is still lit in the evening but more as a comfort than a necessity. We have … Continue reading

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