Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Autumn In London

The back garden
Attending my cousin's boyfriend's funeral yesterday left me with a migraine that I could not shift. I lay in bed this morning (and then on the bathroom floor after I'd been sick) and thought just how much more awful it must be for my cousin. Seeing her crumple into the front of the pew as the coffin was brought into the church was one of the most heartbreaking things I have seen.

This afternoon I was forced to venture out of the flat to get some milk and realised what a gorgeous day it was...

trees on our road on my way to the shop


On my return to the house I decided to have a bash at Hannah's welsh cakes which she so beautifully wrote about the other day. I did what she said but mine didn't look quite up to her standard (!) as I am sure you can tell from the photos below. They tasted good though, despite being a little crumbly and not quite spicy enough.



Chilled and cubed butter ready to rub into a mixture of sifted flour, baking powder and mixed all spice


Ready to roll out after mixing the flour with currants and a beaten egg


The last one left to eat with a cup of tea in the sitting room


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All images by me

5 comments:

lannylee said...

Hi,
I found your blog via a comment you left on Times online. Really like your entry in response to the 50 things every British girl should have, very funny!

kate said...

Hi, i enjoyed your blog, please find our new Blog , we are from Florida, but both love UK, i visit
Cornwall twice a year, as my fiance is British but lives here in the states,,,,best to you
kate

pierre l said...

I am still sorry about your cousin's boyfriend; I also hope your migraine will improve soon.
Those picture are great.

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the funeral, it must have been truly awful for you and your family. And your migraine, well I hope it passed quickly and that you are feeling (physically at least) better.

Rachel said...

Thanks for all your support - I am feeling much better now and ready to move on. Back to blogging and weddings and the excitement of autumn.

Thanks Lannylee for your comments about my response to the 50 things a girl should own, I had great fun writing that piece.

And Kate, welcome! x