The other day I braved a visit to one of our local charity shops. There were no other customers and I needed to enquire whether they have begun accepting donations again after the last lockdown. We have been gradually sorting through the contents of my dad's bungalow since he moved into sheltered housing and we're trying to sell or give away anything useful rather than just leave it to the house clearance people to dispose of it.
Of course, while I was in there it was impossible to resist a browse and so I bought this book by Rachel Allen. I like her recipes and have had a good deal of success with them. When I got home and picked the book up to feast my eyes out plopped yet another hand written recipe, entitled, quite simply, "apple cake".