Monthly Archives: April 2014
Cherry blossom in St. James’s Park
We spent last weekend visiting Washington, D.C. and was just in time to see all of the beautiful cherry blossom in bloom.
But … nothing was quite as stunning as this image shot by photographer Patrizia Ilaria Sechi in London’s St. James’s Park. Positively gobsmacking!
Hot cross bun pudding
On this Good Friday, I present to you one singular vision. Yes, I’m talking about hot cross bun pudding, found on The Pretty blog. I never have uneaten hot cross buns, just laying around, getting stale for such a dish, but if I did, I think this would be the way to go! Thanks to Ally from A Girl and Her Fork for the tip!
20 weird things about America that Americans don’t realize
This list about 20 weird things about America that American’s don’t realize has been making the rounds and it’s good. Particularly #5, #10 and #14. I thought I would share it here! Enjoy!
Fish and chip pie
Say what? Marks and Spencer has created the first ever fish and chip pie?! Tell me more!
The box boasts, “A layer of minted pea puree, cod chunks in a béchamel based tartar sauce, topped with thick cut fries and smoked sea salt in a shortcrust pastry.” What kind of mad scientist created this amalgamation?!
What do you think? Yay or nay? Would you try this?
On another note, Marks and Spencer are offering free delivery to the USA for items over £30 for a limited time, with promo code USDELIVERY. Please note that this doesn’t include fish and chip pie. 🙂
Busy as a bee
Ah, it’s been one of those crazy busy weeks at work and on the home front, juggling and trying to stay afloat (and mixing metaphors in the process!).
Oh yeah, and I’ve discovered “True Detective,” and have been a veritable junkie, huffing episode after episode.
I’m reminded today that I may need to employ the Sherlock method of memory to keep my checklists in check and my to-dos done. Happy Tuesday!
RIP Sue Townsend
It was very sad news to hear that British author Sue Townsend passed away this week. Her series of books featuring teenager Adrian Mole have been legendary (I suppose she’s the British Judy Blume?!).
If you haven’t had the privilege of reading any of her writing, I’d suggest starting at the beginning with “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4.”
In the meantime, check out some of Adrian Mole’s best moments, courtesy of New Statesman.
The cronut spawns in London
The new trend for cross-breeding pastries has reached London. From the Townie (a brownie-slash-tart) to the Dosant (half doughnut, half croissant) and the Duffin (a doughnut/muffin fusion), these hybrid sweets are going down a treat.
And so begins this utterly delightful and mouthwatering read on BBC.co.uk. Have you tried any of these? They’ve arrived in the U.K. and sound amazing (I do have a sweet tooth!)