Sorry for the hiatus - I was poorly after moving house and am still playing catch up. I don't want to moan, but moving has been far more exhausting than I can ever have anticipated, partly because the house needs so much doing to it, and partly because I've never actually moved house before, except gradually out of my parent's former home into the flat where I lived after university. The feeling of displacement is unfamiliar and unpleasant.
But there are blessings. I am reunited with my book collection and have mainly been rereading things. We have not had time to spend in the garden, but I did plant two tomato plants in a gro bag, given to me by a colleague which are thriving. I also need to plant out this sunflower which is now bigger than Bernard - another present from a colleague.
I don't feel much like blogging about books at the moment, but I am starting to feel like blogging about baking, because cake does help to make things better and I have finally tested out my new oven - so here's a picture of a battenberg cake - my first attempt at the same - which I made. Surprisingly easy I have to say and I was rather proud of the result.
Mavis Gallant’s “A Recollection” (1983)
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