Currently browsing category


The Counties of England Card Game - Wells

The Wells of Wells

I knew Wells was England’s smallest city on the basis that a city has to have a cathedral rather than anyone actually …

Earl Grey and Lemon Jelly with Whipped ream and Pecans

Twenty Ways With a Packet of Jelly #1

I recently bought a copy of Elizabeth Craig‘s excellent book Simple Cooking. Its contrasting dust jacket is reassuringly bold: “Keeping down the …

Oxford - The Counties of England

Oxford – in the 1930s

Today I’m in Oxford. Well known for its agriculture and dairy produce? Population 80,540? One of the great English Universities? It must …