So, of course, I decided to do some baking. These are apple and raspberry oat slices (an adaptation of a Delia Smith recipe). And intended as a thank you present for a friend, they were very well received, and even survived the journey to London relatively intact! It's a good recipe, originally written for plums but you can use any sort of summer fruit. And there's a fun, squidgy dough bit when you get to squidge it into the tin!
It was my last Thursday trip to London, so after my meeting I trundled off to the Science Museum to have a play (and to plot where to take the nephews once they're a bit bigger). I spent most of the time on the fifth floor where there are history of medicine and history of veterinary medicine displays. Partly because I took a module in medical history during my first degree and it was fab, and partly because it was nice and quiet and air-conditioned at the top of the building!
Then it was off to Liberty's for some knitting and tea. And enormous (and VERY expensive) scones! I got a little worried on the way as Regent St was having a power cut, and I was most distrissed at the thought of missing out on some knitting. Fortunately Liberty's was open.
I met up with Yvonne (on the right) again, Nickerjac for the first time, two girls whose names I'm not sure of and Kirsty. Kirsty and I had a bizarre conversation as we knew we'd met before but couldn't place it. It turned out that it wasn't knitting, Guiding or book collecting related. Last time we met neither of us knitted at all!
Liberty's had some fab knitted tea cosies on display too:
Back home my tomato plant had a present for me:
The heat and then sudden large amounts of storm rain have made lots of weeds come up through the gravel in the garden. I've tried to cheer the garden up with plants in tubs, but I'd love to get more done, like shift most of the gravel. There's still a lot to do in the house though...
Here's my PMT attempt to put up the bathroom mirror. Not one of these holes is usable!