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A 1950s Housewife by Sheila Hardy
A 1950s Housewife by Sheila Hardy
3.0 out of 5 stars A light read, 13 Mar 2014
My parents married in 1956 and my mother was a '1950s Housewife' though one with a top-class degree from a Scottish University so perhaps not typical. She was definitely one of the brides-to-be who lived on breakfast cereal for months before her wedding in order to collect a full canteen of EPNS cutlery!
The book is a light but informative read supported by research and personal accounts. There were only a few places where the women interviewed by the author were quoted extensively. I would have loved to hear more of their stories in greater detail. The detailed descriptions of life in the 1950s rings true in the main but the the author does make a lot of generalisations. For example… Read more
William Baines - Piano Works ~ Eric Parkin
As far as I know, this is the only recording of William Baines' music and the pianist Eric Parkin plays a beautiful interpretation. Atmospheric and moving.
Large Baking Cups by If You care
Large Baking Cups by If You care
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I've tried, 17 Mar 2013
I found these reduced to clear in a kitchen shop so bought a couple of packs to give them a try. These hold their shape and release from sweet or savoury mixes very well. The 'Large' size is perfect for a cupcake - a bit bigger than a fairy cake case but not as tall as Lakeland's cupcake/muffin cases. If you want a bigger muffin case, go for the 'Jumbo' size. They are unbleached so have a nice handmade indie cafe look. Highly recommend this product on performance alone so the impeccable eco-credentials are an added bonus.

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