Hi you two,
Sorry you're feeling rough b, hope you looked after yourself. Cakes and biscuits definitely have their benefits, a little sugar is good for your happiness don't forget
It was such a hot summer, it's kind of nice to be able to have the sort of meals you don't feel like doing in the heat- my daughter's chuffed that gravy and stuff is back on the menu. I did not know that about turkey. That nadiya (nadia? no idea) technique sounds great- fairly simple and very adaptable to other ingredients.
I am very impressed by the idea of breadmaking, that is proper effort. Christabel that is hilarious! I have an image of a garden path paved with buns, with bloated pigeons staggering around
I bet they weren't that bad. A Husband who makes pizza dough sounds nice too- I've gotta find one of them. Earlier this year when my daughter was down and struggling I did suggest I help her make pizzas so she could take it all out on the dough, and it worked- she enjoyed kneading and kneading it, and getting pizza at the end. I used a recipe from a Hugh Fernley-Wernley book, all the ones I've tried (which is only about 4) turned out good.
Not sure I have seen the bead craft, sounds really interesting though, I'll have a look. My girl likes doing these picture kits which are made of dots, and you pin different coloured sequins onto the dots- I'm always very happy to 'help' and try not to take over. Though she doesn't have the concentration to finish them usually, even over a few sessions.
Yeah it's a shame about the allotment. But I've decided to switch to an empty plot that feels more private. I'll have to clear mine to let it out, and the one I'm moving to, but it'll be worth it. I could have done with more gardening over the last few months, to help with all the anxiety.
Wishing you both a good week ahead,