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  • Simple Pleasures Number 13: Custard Doughnuts etc

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    There’s a festive atmosphere in the kitchen. Micky’s been to the bakers on Notting Hill Gate and brought back bagels and doughnuts. ‘What kind of doughnut, Micky? Is it custard?’ I ask hopefully. ‘No. Jam,’ he replies, perhaps a little guiltily. ‘They didn’t have any custard.’ Hmm. Disappointing. But a doughnut nevertheless. I peer in […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number 12: Friendship

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    Something rather odd happened last week. Tell me what you think. I’m in Uniqlo, Kensington High Street branch trying on a couple of their soft, duvet jackets – you know the ones, they’re super light, warm and cosy and come in a range of really great colours. We’re going to Japan in a couple of […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number 11: Milo of Croton Part 2; The Answer?

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    It’s last week – Sunday 28 February, the day before I normally post my blog and to be honest I was struggling. The time before, my blog got lots of likes and reads and I’m worried this one isn’t as good. That no one will be interested. Should I not post it then? I choose to read my native […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number 10: Milo of Croton

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    Once I’ve posted my simple pleasures blog, I sit back and wait to see what emerges for next week. So it was that I found myself wandering casually around Holland Park in a curious and relaxed frame of mind when I came across a statue of Milo of Croton. Reading the inscription I discovered that […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number 9: Finding The Funny

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    ‘I’ve been feeling a bit funny this morning. Then I realised I had my knickers on the wrong way round.’ Oh, I did laugh. Now normally that’s not the kind of thing I’d be willing to share on Facebook. But that morning I had an urge to tell the world about me and my knickers. […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number 8: Happy Endings

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    When I started writing this series, I told myself that I needed to keep it simple – not least because I have a tendency to make things over complicated. And when you’re writing about simple pleasures that can be counter-productive. But what I’ve begun to notice is that however simple life may seem, it doesn’t […]

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