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Welcome to the brand new London Bakes! I’ve been working with the very lovely and very talented Erin and Melissa at Wooden Spoons Kitchen over the last couple of months to (finally) move my blog over to wordpress and, in the process, give the whole thing a total makeover!

I’m absolutely thrilled with the result – it’s far, far better than I could ever imagined all thanks to the vision, hard work and endless patience of Erin and Melissa. They make a great team.

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Balance doesn’t really come naturally to me, in any area of my life. I’m more of an ‘all or nothing’ kind of person. When it comes to food, this manifests itself in either wanting to eat everything in sight or nothing at all. Neither of which is particularly good for you nor do they promote any kind of pleasure or enjoyment in what you are eating.

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I like to wake up early on Sunday mornings. Saturday is my day for sleeping in (although it must surely be a sign of getting old when staying in bed past 9am counts as sleeping in). But on Sundays, I’d rather get a head start on the day.

There’s a certain kind of still in the early morning. The road outside our flat is quiet; there’s no noise from any of our neighbours. For the first hour or two, it doesn’t seem like anyone else in the whole world can possibly be awake.\

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