We popped to the gardening center on Saturday to pick up some compost and came home with a couple of colourful ranunculus and violas.
I also had some progress with the hyacinths which started to open and are bright pink, oh well.
The husband baked a scorched rye sourdough bread which was amazing.
And I made some delicious raw mango and cashew bites from My New Roots, then I I made more of them but with pineapple instead of mango. They are so good and ready in a couple of minutes I am going to make them regularly.
Some time ago our kitchen cupboard with all our cups and glasses fell down, it included a lovely mid century coffee set I got for a song in a car boot sale. One saucer was saved. Ever since we have been looking for the perfect cups while we replaced the glasses with old fashioned school tumblers. The cups we were coming back to were giving us signs, they were in Tinker Tailor then in The Hour, then I saw them again in this great vintage shop in Rye, and last week I saw them again at Hendy’s in Hastings. The next evening we decided to collect them and started by getting a set of six on ebay. I couldn’t be happier with my first set of Woods Beryl cups and saucers and I am keeping my eyes peeled for the rest of this crockery, a tea pot in particular.
Otherwise the weekend was full of pottering around, reading Stella Gibbons’ Nightingale Woods and watching Django Unchained. Also, Mad Men is back and I can’t wait to watch the first episode tonight.