Broad Beans are Sleeping in a Blankety Bed

The weeks since my last post have passed under the shadow of my brother-in-law’s untimely death from a rare sarcoma at the beginning of July. His presence is felt throughout A Merrier World, from the endless brownie photos to the icing-sugar cloud of despair, the Curry Corner to the cookies … He is deeply missed.

Meanwhile, our garden has been bursting with new life, not least with a glut of broad beans.

I promised my sister that I’d write a post with this title, so here it is.

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  1. Lucy

     /  July 19, 2011

    Thank you. Love you xx

  2. Dad

     /  July 19, 2011

    Ditto – me too

  3. Sarah

     /  February 3, 2015

    I am so sorry. I’m glad he had some cookies before he died. I spent last summer taking care of my dying sister, and making food she actually wanted to eat was an honor. (Apologies for bringing up my own loss in a comment on a post about yours; I hate it when people do this kind of thing. But you made me cry, because I know just how sad you were when you wrote this, and of course your sadness reminded me of my own.)

    • Thank you for your touching comment, Sarah – and I am so sorry for your loss (and of course I don’t mind your writing about it here). Take care.


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