twenty four blackbirds


Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie. 

Away with the Fairies by Laura Brownhill.

‘Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie. When the pie was opened the birds began to sing, Oh wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king? The king was in his counting house counting out his money, The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes, When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!’

Poirot eps on Youtube

To anyone new to Agatha Christie’s Poirot who wants to check out the tv series, fans on Youtube have recently uploaded the following episodes in full and in good quality:

Happy watching! :)


One of these things is not like the other! But they all point to one inescapable fact: Today is Pi(e) Day! And however you choose to celebrate it, we hope it’s a good one. (I’ve made the salted caramel apple pie from the Four & Twenty Blackbirds book and it is UH-MAZING – just don’t let the authors guilt trip you into trying to cut your butter into your flour by hand, because that’s a pain.)

If you’re baking today, our friends at The Salt have you covered.

If reading’s more your speed, here’s Arts correspondent Elizabeth Blair on Life of Pi and how seemingly unfilmable books can make memorable movies.

And, in conclusion:

– Petra