Oh, Bill. Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill.
When the Eldest Latte was 2, I bought a skirt in the sale. It was gorgeous - red velvet, a full-length skirt, and despite her shaking her head and saying "No, mummy" as I stood in the changing room, I decided what did a two year old know about velvet, and bought it.
For six years, said full-length skirt has sat around waiting for me to get the sort of life that it deserved.
It never happened.
This week I took it to the alterations shop and asked them to turn it into a knee-length velvet skirt. It will give it a new lease of life. My skirt and I will never be seen apart.
But six years ago, I couldn't bake at all. And if anything is threatening my reunion with this lovely item of clothing, it is Bill Granger's chocolate and banana loaf.