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>> Wednesday, 10 April 2013

After extensive testing in your correspondent's Moscow home, the results are now in.

There is no sound - not the ringing of a doorbell, the increasingly infuriated calls from a mother, the demands from a brother, the smashing of plates or glass, or the turning on of the televison or X-box - that penetrates a child's closed bedroom door and results in their speedy appearance downstairs in the kitchen quite as successfully as the noise of freshly-baked cookies being peeled off baking paper.

So now you know.


Irene 10 April 2013 at 17:49  

So there was no chance of you eating them by yourself, huh?

Clare Taylor 10 April 2013 at 18:43  

Irene, what on EARTH are you suggesting???

Melissa 10 April 2013 at 22:12  

What the child playing on a screen-based device? If so, I seriously need to try some of your cookies because NOTHING breaks through the screen coma in our house

sewa mobil jakarta 11 April 2013 at 16:49  

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MsCaroline 12 April 2013 at 01:14  

Hmmm. At my house, it never gets that far. I don't know what it is, but they can hear the batter being mixed, and I spend all my time smacking hands to keep them out of the cookie dough. When they were smaller (and I would never have dreamed of letting them eat cookie dough with raw eggs in it - how times have changed- and no support whatsoever from MrL) they still somehow knew and would drive me mad by haunting me in the kitchen and asking me 'how many more minutes 'til they're done?'

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