Chapter Three


Harvest Whilst all this savagery has been carrying on, all the edibles currently growing in the wild place that is my garden have been quietly getting on with things. Doesn't that sounds nice. The chives, however, have sadly been washed out, trampled on so many times it's beyond the ridiculous & are in a right …

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Bake me something with Apples


My story starts with apples & some very unexpected pears. I have in my garden a somewhat misshapen apple tree, variety unknown. Possibly, maybe Pink Sparkle? The apples it produces are very special, they have pink & red speckled flesh & every year, as Autumn approaches I get excessively excited at the prospect of their …

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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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Christmas Treacle Market Part 1


  So it's the first Festive Treacle Market on Sunday, how wonderful!! That means 2 chances at getting your mittens on some rather wonderful festive fare, heaps of treasures, cart loads of beautiful pressies, there'll be festive music, a carousel & oh so much more! But to keep your spirits up & your energy levels …

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Pre-Christmas Drinkies


It's exactly one month to Christmas Day. Now I'm not saying I'm panicking exactly, well not outwardly, well not yet anyway, but.... There's definitely visions of sugared plums dancing in my head, whether I'm awake or not, I'm consumed by gingerbread, which to be fair isn't as much of problem as you'd think.  I've accidentally …

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Last bit of Summer… Let’s celebrate the Treacle Market way!


  It's already beginning to feel like Summer has slipped away & Autumn is forcing its way in, causing all sorts of niggling & unrest. I mean there we were, enjoying blue skies, balmy days & balmy nights, bbqs & evening drinks on the terrace, & suddenly it's Autumn! Don't get me wrong, I love …

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Treacle Market is 4!! Let’s have CAKE!!


I've analyzed the weather forecast for Sunday's Treacle Market & it's not looking to shabby, not too hot, which is great for deeply dark chocolate ganache covered fairy cakes, they're such delicate creations you know, but very naughty so we definitely need those, not to mention all the other not quite so naughty cakes available, …

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Barnaby Festival (I may even wear a Hat) Treacle Market!!


It's been a fabulous start to the Summer with Barnaby Festival kicking off in Macclesfield these last few weeks! There's still an awful lot of things to see & do before the amazing festival closes on Sunday Night! Highlights so far have been the brilliant 'Industry' Parade on Saturday; amazing floats, toetapping music, visionary costumes …

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Happy May Treacle Market!


It's the final Bank Holiday of May, it's the start of Whit Week & that means Spring Half Term! Holidays for the children & hibernation time for me!! I'm hoping the weather will hold, well one can dream! Talking of weather it has been quite wonderful of late, well it has in Macclesfield which obviously …

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