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Picking Fruit in Sussex – July 1924

They are telling me that there will be no Household column this week if I do as many boilings of fruit as I am planning for to-day and to-morrow. It is extraordinary how we all ignore the lessons of experience … Continue reading

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Stealing a Pot of Jam – December 1923

Don’t we remember these pictures from our childhood of the thief on the step ladder with a pot of jam in his hand, looking guiltily round at the door. I remember one when I was very tiny, catching an older … Continue reading

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The “Whummlet’t” Chicken – Monday December 1902

One of our laying chickens shows unmistakeable symptoms of a desire to sit, and we have had to”whummle’t.” We discover that, owing to a succession of petty circumstances, we are out of all varieties of biscuits, cakes, buns etc, and … Continue reading

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