Over-sized sunhats, cake and catching the light

It’s been nearly eight years since I dragged my husband and baby daughter away from the dubious delights of Shepherd’s Bush into what we might loosely call "The Country”. (I like to pretend it’s properly "The Country" but we’re only two miles from a Waitrose and two minutes from the A1 so let's face it, we’re hardly talking rural isolation.)

Why? Because I wanted a bigger garden (and there was that drugs incident which I won’t go into here…)

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