Ginger bread - easy peasy. Dump everything in the processor and blitz, chill for 15 mins and then dough is ready. Dough handles well - good for kids. Also, it's not too sweet, so the resulting biccies can handle a little icing nicely.
The mystery of the missing mistle thrush: Experts baffled by 'haemorrhaging' population in British gardens
The Mistle Thrush is fast disappearing from the UK's gardens, wildlife experts warned today as they urged people to take part in an annual survey to collect information about bird species. Results from the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey have shown that mistle thrushes are now being seen in fewer than half the number of gardens they were spotted in 10 years ago.
Edward Hopper at the Whitney: In-Depth Study of the Artist
This is probably my favourite Hopper painting. It could be a still from a film. What is the woman thinking? What has just happened? What is going to happen. The red curtains and the stairs beyond are ominous.