Happy Friday! I’m on holiday today visiting my family, and I am sooo happy to have a three day weekend to relax!
Last weekend, we attended a wedding in nearby town West Bridgford which was a lovely, lovely day! Pictures of the groom as a child during the best man’s speech were a highlight!
I also did a bit of baking and baking prep – I made some protein flapjacks, baked some cobweb cookies ready for Halloween (eek!) and tried to revive my sourdough starter with help from Twitter! Please let me know if you have any sourdough tips in the comments…. I’ve now fed it and it seems to be feeling better, but I’m not really sure where to go from here…
It’s been a delicious week too! I went out for lunch and had a delicious blue cheese, apple and walnut sandwich at Wired Cafe as we sent off one of our lovely workmates on maternity leave – look at these cute Cath Kidston onesies we got her as a parting gift! On Monday I was also lucky enough to have the most delicious dinner made for me by my lovely friend Lucy – veggie lasagne (with spinach), amazing garlic bread, salad and for dessert (!) – ice cream cake, in tribute to the Great British Bake Off! It was unbelievably good – and so easy to make – just a simple chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
The leaves are starting to change here and it’s so so lovely! I went for a run on wednesday evening around the local park and lake, and it was such a perfect evening for a run. I also saw these guys playing ping pong at one of the tables around Nottingham, it’s awesome seeing how people have taken to them.
Kitty update – Milo seems to be tolerating the kittens ever more! On that basis, we’ve decided to keep them, so we’re now a three cat family!
Oh, and this week I made these too… these are the most incredible brownies I’ve ever tasted! They are from an Ina Garten recipe I adapted to also include peanut butter chips and mini marshmallows. They were SO gooey as to be almost underbaked, but that’s how I love them. I’ll share the recipe soon!
What are you doing this weekend?