k u .co. mind our y think re #IFeelBetterWhen The Joy in Baking Go to the kitchen, turn on the oven open the cupboard, reach up and look for Flour, Sugar, Vanilla and Ginger Creaming butter by hand is my workout adding sugar till it’s silky and smooth heaps of flour like snow-covered mountains mix it, squeeze it, squish it through my fingers Slowly it changes to a perfect dough Flouring the worktop, clouds of it rising as I roll the dough again and again Choosing cutters in 3 different sizes 12 little people, my gingerbread friends gone in the oven. I watch them change colour tourists on beach towels under the sun Takes only 10 minutes and out they come lying on the wire rack. One by one I eat them. Jill Simpson 61 Selected Spoken Word ‘B’ Side