A couple of weeks ago, I decided to make toffee. Again. The first attempt, despite scant instructions and just three ingredients, emerged like a sheet of sand and made me resort to violence and hatred. Round two: sand again. $&*%!!!! So I consulted the interwebs to discover the error of my ways. Let me condense…

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dol·drums [dohl-druh mz, dol-, dawl-] noun ( used with a plural verb  ) 1. a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art: August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises. 2. a belt of calms and light baffling winds north of the equator between the northern and southern trade winds in the…

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