Monthly Archives: December 2011

Desert Island Discs

  I caught Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 this morning.  I am usually at work at the time it is broadcast and although it’s a British institution (broadcast since 1942), I have never taken time out to listen online.  … Continue reading

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The Spice Souk

Moroccan inspiration – from IKEA The spice shelf in your average British supermarket has come a long way over the last 10 years, but there’s nothing like buying exotic spices in exotic countries (for a fraction of the price). Last … Continue reading

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The complexities of Moroccan shopping

I love shopping in Morocco.  There are so many artisans making beautiful handmade crafts which have disappeared (if they ever existed) in Europe, such as beautiful mosaics.  Because they make things, people can also fix things – I have had … Continue reading

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