Hello there lovelies!
Today may be Saturday but for me it feels like back to work 😦
Now that Tom has gone and most of my friends are back at uni I have very little to do other than work and so work I did.
I have a presentation to write and I’m trying to make my accompanying slides as interesting as possible so that people focus on them instead of me – presentations make me nervous!
It’s on the English Canon, specifically focusing on how it is dominated by male writers and looking at some female writers who managed to be included, such as George Eliot. Anyone happen to be an expert? 😉
I actually really love the topic so at least I’m really enjoying researching it!
Lunch was a nice healthy brain boost – poached egg, toast with olive oil and fresh salad with a balsamic dressing. Obviously followed by one of yesterday’s cupcakes 🙂
It would have been a crime not to really. And they’re still just as good today.
This afternoon was more work and lots of reading. I’m in love with my kindle in case you hadn’t noticed. All these free classics. Plus so much more comfortable to hold with my bad wrists. I’m devouring books again like I used to and I love it.
I will have to do you a review soon on my newest favourites.
This evening I plan on catching up on the last Nigel Slater episode, I love his cooking. His books are so well written too, you can really tell he loves food.
Have I mentioned lately that I now have 12 cookbooks. Apparently this isn’t normal for students? I can’t say I’d noticed! I’d happily have many more 😉
Dinner tonight was one of my favourites:
It’s essentially a tomato and onion tart and it’s delicious. I adore pastry too, pretty much any kind. In fact I think I might venture into the land of pastry and have a go making some myself some time soon. I’ve never made any other than mince pie pastry!
I always admire people with the ability to make pastry, especially puff pastry. I’m envious of all of you who make your own instead of buying it ready-made like me. I think it’s one of the signs of being a true chef.
Anyway I’m exhausted as I didn’t sleep much last night (too much crying :-P) so I’m off to do a quick ab workout and then I’m going to get a nice early night 🙂
Do you make your own pastry?
Any really good books that you’d recommend for my kindle?