29.2.12

Leap Day

You know you are getting old when your children's teachers are younger than you. To be honest I passed that particular milestone about ten years ago, but 8 does seem very young to be an RE teacher. And that's not all, one of Katie's fellow year 7 students is just 3 today. Katie missed being 3 today by 17 days.
 Oh, the weirdness of leap day.

I discovered two things about leap day today which I didn't know.
1) People born on 29th February are known as leaplings. How cool is that?
2) Leap years are not every four years. Years which are divisible by 100 are not leap years unless they are also divisible by 400. 2000 was the last such year. This is because the earth takes a little less than 365 days and 6 hours to revolve around the sun (365 days,5 hours, 49 minutes and 16 seconds if you really want to know).


 March tomorrow and spring on its way, boy am I ready for it.
I hope you enjoy February's sampler.
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26.2.12

Such Fun

Such Fun
This weekend I have been enjoying the sunshine.  It has had a rather peculiar effect on me. ...
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25.2.12

Bounty Cake

Bounty Cake
. I used to love Bounty Bars* when I was a child and I've been thinking about making a Bounty cake for a while. I think I've cra...
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21.2.12

Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful
1) It's pancake day. I forgot to photograph them. They were delicious. The traditional cry of 'why don't we have them ...
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17.2.12

Credit Where Credit is Due

Credit Where Credit is Due
Alice has written a very thought-provoking post  about Pinterest. If you are a Pinterest user then I urge you to read it and  Sue's p...
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14.2.12

Faites Simple

Faites Simple
Escoffier's phrase faites simple  translates as make it simple  or keep it simple . Elizabeth David defined it as the avoidance of...
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11.2.12

Freezing

Freezing
I've been meaning to write a post about how I use my freezer for ages. As it is freezing outside I thought to day would be a good time...
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8.2.12

The Truth

The Truth
It may look absolutely delicious, but the truth is that after about four mouthfuls even a thin sliver of a cake like this will make you fe...
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7.2.12

Fifteen

Fifteen
I forgot to buy cake candles. Rummaging in the depths of my baking cupboard I unearthed a motley collection of old candles. Crossing my fi...
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3.2.12

2.2.12

Big Golden Chips

Big Golden Chips
I dislike deep frying so when I make chips for the family I bake them. Usually I cut unpeeled potatoes into wedges, toss them into a bo...
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