Chapter Six

Lockdown Hockey Cokey Had a chat with my Editor, she's a very important person, has many roles not just editorial. Sisterling, chief Giant Scone Maker, Head of Drama, The Aunt, & many more. I suggested a hat to denote her job title of Editor, I was thinking along the lines of the Editor character in …

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So Long GBBO, Thanks for the Memories

I'm genuinely sad The Great British Bake Off has finished now. It does irritate me sometimes & I don't think I'm alone in that, but at the end of the day there's a prolific love of baking oozing from this programme, which I personally love. You can't beat a lovely well executed home made Victoria Sponge …

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❄️❄️❄️ Christmas Treacle Market Part 2 – The Finale!! ❄️❄️❄️

As I write this I'm watching  Morcombe & Wise Christmas Special, kipper ties, wide lapels & Des O'Conner, oh & Angela Rippon now, its definite throw back to the 70's, (not that I remember the 70's of course, I'm purely guessing here you understand...) Either way, it definitely means Christmas is almost here! It's very …

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Lane Cake

This sounds AMAZING!!! Perfect summer treat, I may just have to try this one out! Any takers for the taste testing team?

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Lane Cake


This is my End-Of-Term post for 2014, before taking a short break over the summer to do Stuff™, and so I have chosen a cake that has been on my ToDo list for many a moon.

This is Ms Emma Rylander Lane’s Prize Cake, with which she was declared champion at the Georgia State Fair, Columbus in 1898. It is also the cake immortalised in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. When the novel’s narrator, Scout Finch, described the celebrations for the arrival of her aunt Alexandra, she declared:

Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny[1] it made me tight.

Miss Maudie later decides that a Lane Cake is in order when a neighbour is hurt on the night Miss Maudie’s house catches fire.

“Mr. Avery will be in bed for a week – he’s right stove up. He’s too old to do things…

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Summer Holiday Art and Craft Workshops

Macclesfield Community ArtSpace

Summer Holiday Art and Craft Workshops @ ArtSpace

Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th July,

10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm:  The Morning sessions will be more suitable for 5 to 11 year olds and the afternoon sessions for those over 11.  Children under 11 and those who might need assistance should be accompanied by an adult.

printing blocks

juggling balls

The workshops are Free however we would appreciate a small donation to cover the cost of materials.

Lift available for those who cannot use the stairs.

Contact Jane on 07709591703 or to book a place.

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