Tag Archives: Passe Crassane

Not a winter wooly….

Today is the day when winter, dragging it’s damp and weary feet, limps off the stage for another year. As with trains, the beginning and ending of seasons are subject to a clear timetable, yet they arrive when least expected … Continue reading

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Spare the wax, spoil the pear…

“Never judge a pear by its nail varnish” was a caveat drummed into me as a young pear fancier. Yet there I was, confronted by a tray of pedigree Passe Crassane, each one seductively stretching out a glossy red manicure … Continue reading

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Keeping my pair warm in a cold spell…

I found myself in the position of Algernon Moncrieff’s manservant, Lane, this morning. There were no Passe Crassane pears to be had in the shops. “No Passe Crassane at all, Lane? “. “None, Sir. Not even for ready money”. I … Continue reading

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