I'm sorry, little blog, for my absence. Please accept these pretty sweet peas in an attempt to make amends.
And a cake, too. I made this back in May, for Lovely Husband, really. His favourite pudding is Bakewell tart (or pudding? I'm never really sure of the difference, although I understand to some that it is a Matter of Great Importance.)
Anyway, it was a raspberry and almond cake; a sponge made with ground almonds and almond essence and filled with lashings of raspberry jam. If I was making it this month, when raspberries are cheaper then I'd add some fresh ones too. It wasn't an enormous success, the ground almonds making the sponge a little too dry, although when I served it to friends who had come for Saturday brunch, they were very kind about it. But then, they would be, wouldn't they?
I'm Jo, primary-school teacher, wife to Lovely Husband and Mummy to my delicious eight-year-old, Beautiful Girl. I'm living in the city, dreaming of the country and trying (and - usually - failing) to be a domestic goddess. Thank you for visiting, I do hope you come back soon.....
random things which bring me joy
Brown Betty teapots
putting Beautiful Girl to bed (with warm milk, Shirley Hughes stories, cuddles and sleepy songs)