Thursday, 27 February 2014

Tossing the pancake

It’s nearly Shrove Tuesday! I was reminded by the appearance of a pancake maker at the Together Trust this week, promising to make perfect pancakes quickly with little mess. Of course as a child the best thing about Pancake Day (aside from the eating) was the tossing, the catching or the scraping of the now inedible pancake off the kitchen floor.  

Diary entry for 1 March 1870 – Shrove Tuesday

Friday, 14 February 2014

Love Letters

On letters -

“This is just me, me the way I write, the way my writing is, the way I want to be to you, giving myself to you across a distance, not keeping or retaining any part of it for myself, giving this piece of myself totally, and you can tear me up or throw me out, or keep me, and read me today, tomorrow, any time you want until you die.” 

- Love Letters, A. R. Gurney

Emigration scrap books

Thursday, 6 February 2014

The flour connection

We are looking into the work of another former Trustee this week – Sir Robert McDougall. The surname may be familiar to some, McDougall flour has long been a well established name within baking circles. 

Sir Robert McDougall