Also, the week has had it's fair share of lovely things. On Wednesday, a detour to The Works (who I used to work for!) on an unexpected trip into town to deal with some bank stuff yeilded a wee bit of treasure - A Bloomsbury 21 Edition of 'Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell' by Susanna Clarke'. It was in the 3 for £5, and among the many and varied other choices, I also found a beautifully designed copy of her 'The Ladies of Grace Adieu'. Isn't it lovely?
On Friday I had another Kimble's lunch with Mhairi, as well as trying on a few dress options for Siobhan's wedding. I am SO excited about it. So far this is the main contender.
I am aware that it's partially white, but Siobhan has approved it and I plan to wear either red or yellow with it to de-whiten it a bit! The fabric is quite stiff though - wise in London in June? I remember being there in October and it being BOILING.
Yesterday Dave and I had lunch at T Ann Cake. It is fairly evident from my review that I love the place. Today, I had maybe the best cake I have ever had. It was coconut and lime favoured, and quite similar to my version of Grace's Coconut Crusted Sour Cream Cake , but with a little extra sharp-freshness from the lime. And it had the perfect icing:cake ratio (I know loads of people are all about icing, but if there's too much I am suspicious of it). ALSO, while we were there Dave got me this...
Today, in an effort to win my ongoing battle with bread, I am attempting my first sourdough starter. There are some very simple recipes and a step-by-step in this month's Country Living, and it seems so straightforward that I might as well give it a try! If it works, I should be able to make a loaf with it next weekend.
For now, It's time for breakfast, some radio and some chat with the husband.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Oh, and the flat is still pretty tidy! :)