Good Stuff..

  1. The new issue of ‘World Sweet World’ is out. My favourite little, crafty magazine.
  2. Starting a Sour Dough starter. Should take four days before its ready to make bread. MMMMM!
  3. Tude has scored the latest Terry Pratchett book, ‘Unseen Academicals’ for me, from the library. Will start it next weekend, leaving it just a little bit longer for the anticipation to build 🙂
  4. Getting ready to make our take on Bailey’s Irish Cream. Nice to sup a little drop, loaded with ice, of an evening. One of those Christmas things.
  5. Made rice salad for the first time tonight. Used baby celery and leaves, as well as purslane, parsley and oregano from our garden and it was fab. Got the recipe from Alison Holst’s  ‘Meals Without Meat’ , can see I’ll probably make it now till I’m sick of it.
  6. Summer has finally arrived, ohhh so warm.
  7. Started the day with the ‘Word of Mouth Blog’ in the Guardian. The subject? Modern manners: office Christmas lunch – What is the most disastrous  work Christmas lunch you’ve ever attended?  My favourite reply was the following..

i got given the task the week before Christmas to find somewhere that could do lunch for 15 of us. The only place available was a local Chinese that did a set menu. There was much complaining from several of my colleagues about not wanting to eat ‘foreign food’ and we all sat down to a rather tense meal. My favourite moment was when our aged Chief Executive tried to order a bitter lemon to drink, (through a colleague), as he wouldn’t talk directly to the waitress because she was a woman, and he didn’t speak to them, and finally after much discussion between the waiting staff, he was brought a saucer with a small bit of lemon on it…

And finally, my favourite video of the last couple of the days, enjoy  –

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