The picture on the left is me, aged 5, when I first went to school. I was already an experienced jam maker.
I knew all about waxed discs and setting points, what fruit made good jam and where the best blackberries grew. I loved it.
We had a curmudgeonly cat called Dilly, who insisted on joining us on blackberrying trips, She would pad along beside, complaining all the way and eventually tuck herself into the hedgerow and wait for us to come back.
It was my specific job to hand my mother the waxed disc, then dip the cellophane covers into a saucer of water and shake off the excess, and then hand her the rubber bands. When I went to bed on a Summer's evening I could hear the cellophane covers 'pinging' as they dried. It was the soundtrack of my childhood.
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