I'm SO LATE with this blog-post. I just got stuck in that gloopy mire of being unable to get going so here is what I've been doing over the last week. I did a fair amount of baking. One thing I made which was a HUGE success was Annie's (Knitsofacto) Lemon Pudding. It doesn't look much in the tin but OH! my goodness it was wonderful. Jim only likes Crumbles for dessert, but he loved it too so it will be a regular feature at Gill Acres!
Wonderfully light, with that scrumptious lemony-saucy layer at the bottom. Do try it, Annie gives the recipe on her blog.
The Hot (crossless) Buns eventually became a luxury bread and butter pudding for when my Burwell friend Jane came for a day of music and natter last Wednesday.
And a fair bit of bread making took place; I'm adding more liquid than I used to, and I start it off in the Kenwood until it's less 'claggy'. Still enjoying trying various kinds of flours, and dodging between adding oil or butter, honey or sugar, water or milk/water. And I'm working my way through a packet of ground seeds by a firm called Linwood, adds great flavour and colour - and health!
The weather has been so cold, but we've been blessed most days with amazing sunshine, which does cheer me up a lot. The spring flowers are having a long run, though of course everything else will be way behind this year.
And these from someone else's garden! I love tulips, I would have armsful of them all over the house if I could afford fresh flowers every day.
Been doing a bit of cutting and stitching. Lovely young Georgia sourced me a new top hat, and my 'topper' fits beautifully.
Also started stitching my 'Boro-ish' embellishment on my jacket for my new Molly costume.
Close-up of cuff. Yes, I know there are raw edges. One day (oh yeah!) I may tidy them up a little, but I need to get some colour onto this jacket in time for the weekend. We (Ouse Wahses Molly Dancers) are dancing out at the Backyard Session at the Spiers and Boden gig on Sunday.
The back so far ......a long way to go with this!
Oh! Before I go, I need to say something about Google dropping their blog-reader in July - I'm sure you bloggers already know about it. Dc at Frugal in Norfolk has posted some great info about your options, thanks Dc.I will be having a close look at Bloglovin' and Feedly. WHat are you thinking of doing with your blog? I hope the alternatives work as well.
Hoping for some better weather soon, and that you are all keeping well.