Virginia had not had any more "Lavender"turns and the warm panelling and bookshelves seemed to envelop her in a happy embrace. The kitchen, though small, seemed to come to life with the addition of fresh vegetables and cleansing products. Unfortunately Virginia's inability to eat, due to a complete lack of interest in food , made the kitchen not such a hub of activity that might have been expected. She had taken cooking lessons in 1914 and had managed, quite memorably, to cook her wedding ring within a suet pudding at that time. However, she did have a rare talent for making wonderful bread.