I have no idea where the time has gone, I didn’t mean to take such a long blogging break but family life, new job, studies and the new allotment took over my life and there was simply no time, or nice pictures, for this space. I did manage to read all your lovely blogs on my phone but commenting on a phone was too much.
We have had a horrid week, Freddie got very sick and I was very run down so this Saturday morning called for sweet cinnamon buns and fresh bread. Generally my husband bakes bread but I decided to join the 52 loaves project on Instagram and made a delicious no knead bread although not as good as sourdough. The bread is super easy, it takes 5 minutes to put together and then it sits for 18-20h, after that it gets baked for 45min. And it looks great too.
The cinnamon buns had some home made orange peel and glaze.
I am forcing some fragrant daffodils and one pot is already showing buds!
I looked at the garden today and decided that the only winter flowers I like are hellebores and Vibernum Dawn, I really don’t care about all the rest. Funnily enough just next to my hellebores I still have salvia Clary which never stopped flowering.
The allotment is coming together, we managed to clear most of it and now have to dig it over and cover it up till we can start sowing and planting.
I managed to read some enjoyable books, Barbara Comyns’ The House of Dolls and The Skin Chairs, both excellent. Few months ago I started to read the Cazalet Chronicles which are great comfort reads. I am also reading Barbara Pym at the moment, Excellent Women, A Few Green Leaves (bit boring and bit too much like Excellent Women) and my favourite so far Crampton Hodnet.
Are you watching The Bridge? I had no idea about it and can’t wait to catch season 1!
Hope everyone is well and had good Christmas break.