Marmalade cake... not brilliant, I think I could have used a smaller loaf tin. It smells delicious and we will be tasting it after lunch.
The book was recommended by someone in blog land and I had to buy it. Today we have been to town; the library books I ordered were ready for collection and of course we had to have a coffee. We sat outside as it is very pleasant weather and three people I know stopped to chat, which was lovely. They all remembered my name but sad to say I couldn't remember theirs. One a TA, from the school where I last worked, another a parent of a girl I taught 13 years ago when she was 7 yrs old, she was a lovely mum and came into class to help on our painting afternoons. She gave me a hug and it was lovely to hear about her daughter... and a lady from our choir that we used to attend. So a really lovely morning. Home now and after our chicken salad lunch and piece of marmalade cake a restful afternoon in the garden reading.. my favourite pastime and something that brought great joy as a child. I learnt about lands that I never visited and got to know friends, all between the pages of a book... I wonder how many people today prefer reading to TV??