Isn't that the usual headline on a day like today?
I woke up to the alarm at 7 am and it was already hot outside. Jean and I had planned to go to the Senior Screen in Cleethorpes. Its not really just for OAP's - anyone can go but its a 10:30am showing - with a choice of three films - for the price of £4 which includes coffee, biscuits and a raffle - can't be sneezed at!! It was also a nice, air conditioned, setting - just right for today!
Our choice of film was Thomas Hardy's "Far from the madding crowd" - a lovely traditional film with a happy ending - bless! We then went on to Tesco's for lunch in their new carvery - a roast beef and salad sandwich for me with wholemeal bread and no butter - go me! In fact we had such a goodtime that we said this should be a regular date - trying a new eating place each time. Since next week is my "no Meat" challenge week (thanks Mike!) we're planning fish (and chips in Jean's case) on the beach - if the weather holds. Whilst I was in Tesco's I picked up a recipe card that Happymum might be interested in - Griddled watermelon with lime and mint sugar.
By the time we got home the temperature, according to the car, had risen to 28.5 degrees and it was time for a sit down in the shade - but there were the scones to be made. Before I could get started there was a knock at the door from Lizzie, my old PA, wanting a signature. You can never really escape work can you?
However - back to the scones. If you recall this week's challenge was to create and trial a new scone recipe - so I came up with the idea of making marzipan and apricot scones. They look okay but it was strange to see the marzipan oozing out everywhere! The test will come tonight at the sewing class - I will report back tomorrow but will be interested to see what Margaret says about this cake - she's still raving about the beetroot and seed cake!
Finally it was time to do today's 15 minute tidy up of the sewing room - forgot to mention that I did that yesterday. Having broken one scone apart for the picture I will admit to tasting it without butter - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (smacking lips!) Well - I couldn't risk poisoning Margaret now could I?