"I will win because I have coated my entire, overly buxom chest in a mixture of my own devising, that will I hope see off everything from the flu to the plague, a blend that includes cloves, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon and Eucalyptus,.."
"So this little puttery treat is to remind you what it was to be a little girl. The simple pleasure of picking as many buttercups as you can, determining who likes butter and then using their essence to create a balm ideal for troubled skin..."
"Once used to pat down perspiring housewives and sweaty baseball players, Florida water is the American equivalent of Eau de Cologne, and is just the thing when you want a sweet air of spicy, seductive fragrance without the heavy, overwhelming scent of modern perfumes..."
"I am going to take drastic measures. This morning I will mix up some of the Central Heating Scrub that used to be a regular feature of my Winter bath times, and later tonight, climb into bed on a fragrant cloud of orange scented soft skin..."
"So today with a jar of Tiptree Raspberry seedless jam and some almond essence to hand, I put two and two together and came up with a Bakewell Cupcake that has had me swooning all over the kitchen…"
"I baked a cake. A vintage, cosy "brown" cake. To be served with clementines and clotted cream at three o’clock- the witching hour for every woman who knows what it is like to find yourself beholden to a demanding, daft, three year old, twenty four hours a day…"