Category Archives: baking
I’m coming to the end of a brilliant book, ‘Signs for Lost Children’ by Sarah Moss. It is one of those books – I’m sure you’ve met them – where you both want it to go on for ever and you also want to know the outcomes. This book is so beautifully written, poetic and surprising in its descriptions. It tells two parallel all-engrossing stories, one set in Cornwall, around Falmouth and Flushing and the other in Japan. I can see the Cornish scenes from having been there and the scenes in Japan have become so real , I want to visit! I cannot recommend it enough!
I saw this delightful slogan on a t-shirt yesterday.
I baked a loaf today for lunch with friends tomorrow. I mixed, put it to rise and cooked it in my Lékué bread thingy.
The LiveWires keep us amused, and busy, all day! It fills my heart up to have them visiting and I just love how a sleepy little girl creeps into bed with me first thing in the morning and snuggles down saying, “I could stay in here for ever!”
We made Chocolate Croissants for breakfast and Banana and Raisin Buns for tea.
While I was making the evening meal, LiveWire T amused herself folding paper and made a cat!
In Canovelles today we saw that the town’s gardeners had been out planting Winter Pansies to brighten up the area.
We found the fourth sculpture by Jessour Agustson today, a young man sitting on a bench with his laptop. We love the natural poses of these sculptures and feel sure there must be times when people speak to them!
This afternoon Granny and I made Millionaires’ Shortbread for my mummy as a treat. My mummy thought that it was so good, she called Billionaires’ Shortbread!
Live Wire J, 7, is helping with tonight’s blog, has chosen the photos, the title and is dictating the text.
Today we baked more buns, chocolate ones and Butterfly buns. When they came out of the oven to cool, J put more chocolate drops on the top to melt and then we went to Truro. We went through the back lanes to avoid the holiday traffic, met some horses and other cars in the very narrow Cornish lanes. There were flags up in Truro and we went to The Arts Cafe for a treat, babyccinos and lemon drizzle cake. J spent his pocket money on two pencils that he can use at school. Tomorrow we are going to shave off a bit of yellow paint so that J can write his name there.
We have the Live Wires to ourselves for a day and a half as their parents away celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary and what a day we have had – making, baking. playing hide and seek, helping to fix the fountain, a picnic in the garden, a late visit to the beach to play and stories read to us and by us. I think (and hope) we will all sleep well tonight.