Well... as normal as I ever am. Apart from a little extra sleepiness at either end of the day I seem to be back to normal in the middle and it has been a busy weekend of sharing lots of food with friends, interspersed with a little work. We went to friends for supper on Friday and had a wonderful evening with excellent food and company. Thank you Anne and Peter... I know you read this!
I then headed off to Gravesend on Saturday where I was talking to members of the North Kent Embroiderer's Guild... such a lovely friendly group and I was given a very warm welcome... and cake! Back home it was our turn to have friends for supper on Saturday evening followed by several members of the family here for lunch on Sunday. Although I often make bread using the bread maker I felt the need to knead... and made a batch of Hugh's magic bread dough
Which made amazing bread sticks for dipping while everyone waited for me to produce lunch...
and pretty good pizza for our supper. I'll make that again! And there was pudding which you've seen here before and will probably see again, but Nigella's chocolate Guinness cake is hard to beat... especially with strawberries sprinkled with balsamic vinegar which were quite sublime! Funny but I jumped on the scales this morning and I seem to have gained a couple of pounds since getting back from New Zealand... I wonder why?
There were also some more books made over the weekend... samples for classes this week and a couple more of the matchbox books... but you'll have to wait for another post to see those.