- Very often when I walk from work to pick the Lattes up from school, I meet a couple of neighbours coming in the opposite direction to pick up children from schools on the other side of town. We used to say hello as we passed - just recently we have started high-fiving one another, wordlessly. I cannot tell you quite why, but this makes me ridiculously happy.
- I have finally managed to con the Lattes into liking porridge. This has involved very large amounts of demerara sugar, but at least now I don't have to make umpteen different breakfasts. I am dropping very large birthday hints to Mr Coffee about this bowl - I already have two cups and a milk jug from this range but I am sure that the porridge bowl would be a life-changer.
- This Pumpkin and Ginger Teabread is one of the best cakes ever - and I remember it every Autumn when I'm left with the scrapings from the inside of the pumpkin lanterns. Luckily for me, Rowse sent me some free jars of honey which made it into an even easier project since I didn't have to worry about how much honey would be left for breakfast. I've been buying Rowse honey anyway ever since it was the only thing on the shelves back in 2002 when there was some kind of honey crisis. In addition to the Light and Mild honey, which can be used for baking, they also sent me some Supahoney which has a bit of Manuka honey thrown in for good luck. I don't claim to be an expert on the benefits of Manuka honey, but it does taste very nice in a glass of hot water with a slice of lemon in it, first thing in the morning. Or stirred into a Lemsip, depending on how well today is going for you.
Friday, 12 November 2010
A short list of things
... from my week