Today dawned bright and sunny. We had the first day in months that we could classify as "warm". The temperature made it to 20 degrees Celsius. I was so happy. I've missed the sun.
It has been two wonderful book days. I found these treasures at the Dove Bookshop in Bishopdale. They are second hand, but in perfect condition.
Miss Sophie Dahl impressed me so much as a curvy model, and now she is a shadow of her former self, she spends time writing and cooking. Weird to think that the more she got into her cooking the thinner she became. She did have a kick start to her weight loss by catching a nasty illness in India, but she maintained a steady weight loss with good food and regular exercise. She has lots of yummy and easy to make recipes in this beautiful book. Only $5 brand new.
I decided that I'd pop into Terra Viva on the way home on Thursday. It has been tough going at school lately, as the winter has taken its toll. I like to keep myself going with beautiful things. The front garden is beginning to look gorgeous again, and I added some pansies and violas to fill gaps and to add some more interest.
I rarely make pudding, as we don't really need it, however I'm a huge pudding fan. Tonight I decided that since I had the oven on, and some leftover cream (another rarity), I'd see what I could scrape together. I ended up making a pear and blueberry sponge pudding from the old classic GHB Cookbook.