Category Archives: Brehaut

Family Birthdays

Just a short post to share a funny memory! During one of our weekly chats recently, Uncle Kevan and I were discussing family members’ birthdays and adding them to our individual calendars. I was reminded of the English countryside and poem calendar Grannie (Betty) used to have hanging in the downstairs bathroom, directly opposite the […]

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Our English Tea Tradition

It’s half past five on a winter’s morning. I’ve been awake since before five. Must be time for a cuppa, I think. I slowly rise, put on some clothes and stumble into the kitchen where I fill the kettle. My tea made, I take the tray into what used to be our family room and […]

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Betty’s Mince Pie Recipe

Growing up, it wasn’t Christmas time until Mum (Heather) and I watched A Child’s Christmas in Wales and ate mince pies. I remember baking them with Mum but never paying closing attention to the actual recipe. And then after Mum passed away, I realized I didn’t know how to make them on my own. So […]

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