We are nearly in October and lots of things have happened here. My husband’s laptop broke and he highjacked mine for three weeks. The child spilled water on my laptop and it spent days drying out. The apple harvest means I am endlessly dealing with the windfall and producing copious amounts of apple sauce and pies. I got a job! I am starting in October after a week at my parents’ place. A job, a trip and a new allotment meant I needed to have my front and back garden ship shape. I also need to put things on ebay, take stuff to charity shops, sort out cupboards and make sure my son has got enough pants and socks. In addition I managed to potty train him and organise his childcare. Ufff.
I am baking two apple pies a week, usually the standard pastry with lots of lovely cinnamon-y apple filling but the other day I tried Nigella’s double apple pie with cheddar pastry and it was delicious. I also got to use the mysterious ingredient called Trex. The pie was great and held its shape after taking it out of the spring form.
The pie was accompanied by TV shows (re-watching The Wire) and films (hilarious Clear History and ‘oh my God poor Zola must be turning in his grave’ Les Miserables which I switched off after not even an hour). And reading, I was in a desperate need of something modern-ish and reached for Steinbeck, I knew once I do it I will be yearning for more of his books because last time I ended up reading his best writings in one go. This time I am really enjoying Travels with Charlie and want to hit the road.
What have you been up to?