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May 2004 
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It has been drama on the high seas this week with the birth of ten little ducklings on our neighbours' boat.

Gill and Rolf called us early on Monday morning to let us know that there had been little peeps coming from the duck box since 6am. We sat with our tea and toast on the deck and waited as the mother duck called them out. First one, then eventually 10 emerged. After an eight foot leap of faith into the river Thames there were nine left.

All day we could hear them squeaking as they swam about learning to feed. That night we had terrible weather and only one little duckling made it through the night.

The following day along came a big black crow and then there were none.

It was a great reminder of how fragile life can be. Fingers crossed the family of 13 born yesterday have better luck.

On a lighter note Andrew writes Diary of a Flâneur this month. While celebrating his recent birthday in Paris he spent many days browsing the pâtisserie counters for the perfect birthday cake. We're not too sure how many cakes he sampled in his quest but we did notice that he returned with a couple of new pairs of trousers.

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  • Tea time
  • Never mind the politics. Look at the cakes.
  • Today's all we've got, and that's a lot.
  • Feed the world
  • What's that you said?

  • Never mind the politics. Look at the cakes.
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    As nations evolve, the most accurate barometer of their social and economic attitudes is what they bake.

    Bread and cakes epitomise cultures and countries. Unleavened loaves satiated the hunger of Pilgrims in the book of Exodus and thus maintain the Jewish Sabbath, toast remains a hallmark of Britain's waste-not-want-not culture, friendship cakes symbolise America's native social unity and the baguette's survival reveals that the average Frenchmen still has sufficient spare time to buy one twice a day.

    Over millennia, national diets diversify and fuse. But even as delis and sushi bars open from Bristol to Burnley, billions of large whites become sandwiches and toast.

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    Today's all we've got, and that's a lot.
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    Leave a small amount of money in a poor neighbourhood, perhaps in a school playground or park for someone to discover.

    This random act of kindness will make someone's day and help to encourage the spirit of hope and discovery.

    Carol Angel

    I've got an idea that might make a difference »

    Feed the world
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    Visit the Hunger Site to join the Circle of Hope. When you click on "Give free food" the site's sponsors will donate a bowl of rice for the worlds hungry.

    More than 150 million visitors have already clicked, giving almost 250 million cups of food to the people who need it most.

    I want to give some free food »

    What's that you said?
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    "Just wanted to say how great your tea is. Came across it in the Hayward Gallery shop in London. Lovely tea, lovely packaging. Well done" Delphine

    We are looking forward to sharing our new blends with all our TRADE customers at the Pulse show on 23-26 May at Olympia, LONDON. If you havent already registered you can do so online, saving yourself Ł10 on the entry price. We look forward to seeing you at Stand 2-D24 for afternoon Tea and Philosophy.

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    Tea time
    Phil, our subeditor/master tea taster moved into a big bright shiney new flat this week and we wanted to bake something special to celebrate.

    Little frosty lemon cakes seemed like a perfect idea. They are full of zest, spring and new beginnings.

    Happy days Phil, here's to a joyful new chapter.

    Little frosty lemon cakes...

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