A selection of 20 delicious recipes for authentic British cakes and bakes. These are vintage-style favourites – the sort you’d buy at a summer fete in an English village. Tried and tested, quick and easy to prepare, why not fill your cake tin with tempting homemade treats?
Chocolate Orange Cake
Lemon Drizzle Cake
Welsh Bara Brith
Double Chocolate Cake
Coffee and Walnut Cake
Cherry and Almond Cake
Fruit Scone Round
White Chocolate Tiffin
Apricot and Honey Flapjacks
Chocolate Caramel Shortbread
White Chocolate and Raspberry Slice
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It is always pleasing when people who have fought a hard and admirable campaign are rewarded with a deserved and stunning victory.
None more so than the campaigners at Snettisham in Norfolk who fought hard to regain a challenged footpath and have won.
Following the recent public inquiry, the government’s inspector has confirmed that the beach path at Snettisham is and always was a public right of way.
Congratulations to the Snettisham campaigners, to the incomparable John Trevelyan who put their case at the inquiry, and to the thousand plus people who went on the protest march a few months ago.
This has been a textbook campaign and should inspire others fighting to retain and regain precious public rights of way.
Our countryside and our right to access it has never been under such threat as we see today.
But we can fight back.
The Snettisham victory is incredibly good for the morale of everyone who loves to roam through our countryside and along our coast.
SNETTISHAM FOOTPATH ORDER CONFIRMED – MORE TO FOLLOW!!!
Taken from the Gaslight Crime blog at http://www.gaslightcrime.wordpress.com
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Following the success of A Seaside Mourning, – a new Inspector Abbs novella, set around Christmas in a lonely Norfolk village, will be published in the Autumn. The events take place a month after the mystery in the first novel.
A full-length 1930s thriller, set in London and Scotland, will appear later this year, featuring a new set of characters in a desperate hunt for a man who threatens to bring chaos to the world.
And, yes, a new William Quest Victorian mystery will appear in the New Year.
We will put an announcement on the Gaslight Crime blog on publication day.
Thank you to everyone who has bought copies of A Seaside Mourning and The Shadow of William Quest. As a small publishing imprint, in direct competition with the major publishing houses, we appreciate your support.
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A good one to explore, even in small stretches, particularly if you have a stinking cold, as I had as we set out from Bridge of Tilt.
A hot and humid day, though there was a short sharp shower as we walked the track to Gilbert’s Bridge.
There were still the fresh green leaves on some of the trees, that freshness that had already passed over in England. The river Tilt dark and brown amongst its rocks.
And best at that lovely stand of beech trees at Gilbert’s Bridge. My thoughts went back to other longer roaming in this glen.
I was there doing research for the conclusion of my new novel, a thriller set in the 1930s which has its conclusion in the Highlands. The hero is a hillwalker and stravaiger in his spare time. It will be out by the end of the year.
So often what I write comes from landscapes I know.
After a drink at the Blair Atholl hotel we drove back to Pitlochry – seeing a Pine Marten on the way.
Lake District – Scorchio!