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Are You Waiting For Permission?

In a scrappy notebook held together with an elastic band, is the pre-launch plan for Bramble & Fox. Hygge workshops are on that pre-launch plan. I intended to weave workshops into the mix some time ago, but Covid hit and like many plans, they were shelved for a while.  Once or twice, I reached back to the shelf to retrieve the idea and I hesitated. After journalling on it, I realised it’s because I’ve been waiting for permission.  So many of us are subconsciously pressing pause on our dreams and waiting for permission slips, I thought I’d dig into some of the factors at play.

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Hygge Baking: Nan's Christmas Cake

As soon as I could hold a wooden spoon in my hand, my baking days began with my Nan.   The highlight of our baking calendar was the Christmas cake, partly because of the comforting scent of warm spices and brandy filling the air and partly because we loved to go to town decorating the cake with snowy royal icing and kitsch Christmas trinkets.    If you'd like to read more about my baking days with my Nan, I've written a nostalgic post about them here.   Cake Ingredients Makes two 20cm cakes    1361g (3lbs) dried fruit 127g (4.5oz) glace cherries 85g (3oz) flaked almonds 170g (6oz) candied peel (omit if your dried fruit contains mixed peel or if you...

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