Drop Scones

The clocks have gone back and it’s time to keep snug in front of the fire. A pot of tea and a pile of drop scones are what’s called for. Also known as scotch pancakes, and very similar to Welsh pikelets, drop scones are easy peasy to make. This recipe will make about 20. Ingredients:…

On Top of the Piano

There is no mantelpiece above the fireplace in the cottage – just a simple brick arch where only the smallest things may cling, like stranded climbers on the ledge of a cliff. Accidents are not unheard of. However, the piano stands on the opposite wall. It is tall and the wood dark and glossy. Over the last few months it has…