Hey guys! I’m popping in say Hi Hello Hey to you! It’s been too long since I told checked in with you!
I haven’t been grabbed by a book for a while, so I was THRILLED to read The Power by Naomi Alderman – I LOVED it. I HIGHLY recommend reading it, especially if you’re a fan of The Handmaid’s Tale. AND OMG IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE HANDMAID’S TALE YOU NEED TO GET ON THAT RIGHT NOW.
Our kitties, Snape and Minerva say hey! I think they’re the most gorgeous cats in the world… we adopted them from the Nottingham Kitty Cafe – an awesome place to visit if you love cats. (Snape and Minerva were their original names so it’s ironic and hilarious that two non Harry Potter fans now have two cats named for Potter characters!).
A few weeks back I popped to Brum to see my lovely friend Sarah (of Taming Twins). While we were there we indulged in a Nutella and strawberry crepe at Crepe Affaire at Birmingham Grand Central Station (I seriously think that station has more shops and restaurants than most towns).
I loved your reaction on Instagram and Facebook to the MASSIVE bar of Dairy Milk I treated myself to… I’d planned to make an ultimate Dairy Milk Cake with it, but half of it MAY have gone… missing.
I haven’t done a HUGE amount of baking lately – I’ve made a giant peanut butter cup, creme egg bar… I think that’s it!
I’m hoping to make a couple more Creme Egg recipes before Easter – I just need to find the time (and people to eat them!). Any volunteers?
Last weekend I visited Hodsock Priory in North Nottinghamshire to see the snowdrops, which were lovely. It’s a gorgeous place worth a visit if you’re in the area, and close to the Welbeck Farm shop (home of the delicious sourdough bread, raw milk and other treats) and the Portland Gallery which has a great Lego exhibition on at the moment.
Another AWESOME place to get fantastic bread and baked goods is Small Food Bakery in Nottingham. Everything there is SO good – wear loose fitting clothes if you visit!
There’s been a couple of changes around here – I switched to a new ad network so the ads on my blog look a little different. Let me know if you have any feedback on them!
It’s pancake day on Tuesday! This is my most popular pancake recipe EVER – Mary Berry’s scotch pancakes! I’ll be eating mine with Nutella and whipped cream.
What have you been baking lately? Are you giving up anything for Lent or Dechoc? I… am not. 😂