It was my birthday yesterday, and I was woken up by a lovely text at 2am from Hagos telling me he'd hidden my present in his studio. Of course, I had to get up and find it there and then, and that led to me opening it. Above is a photo of the packaging.
I spent the day in Cambridge with my friend Janie. We went into John Lewis to look for Amy Butler fabric for me to make a new dress, but I didn't like the colourways they had. On the way out the door though, Janie spotted this. It's well known among my friends that polar bears are my favourite animal.
I had a really lovely day. Janie and I talked non-stop from the minute we met each other at the train station, to the minute we left each other at the train station five hours later. We mostly walked around, but we had lunch in an organic cafe, and then tea and shortbread/tea cake in a granny-type cafe later.
I made these meringues last night for my work colleagues today. The recipe is from Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, Jane Brocket's book. I much prefer it to my previous meringue recipe, as this way the insides remain gooey!
The first thing my colleagues said to me when I walked into work today was, "Have you got them?" They were a resounding success.
Meg also gave me a birthday present - at 5am on my birthday morning. I think this may be the final installment of the bird chronicles!
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