“First I played ingenues and Western heroines; then I played Western heroines and ingenues. That diet of roles became as monotonous as a diet of spinach.”

I am up way past my bedtime trying to get some of Jean’s fudge to set. I just can’t see how the chocolate sauce in my pan is going to turn into fudge. Characteristically vague 1930s recipe instructions have again put a spanner in the works.

I may just have to pour it out, bung it in the fridge and hope for the best. Too emotionally drained to muck about with it. I’ve been talking to Sidney on the phone and it has affected my equilibrium…

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