After the success of cheese scones and then fruit scones I thought I’d take a look at other scone recipes. When I found this, I stopped looking and started baking. I also ordered myself a copy of the book it comes from as well. I made half the mixture as 10 scones for 2 people feels excessive. They’re flatter than I imagined them being but soft and light and worked really well with clotted cream, raspberry jam and some fresh raspberries.

This week’s flatbread experiment was pitta. Another success. I really enjoy the slow process of baking flatbreads - the do something, leave it to rest for a while, do something else, let it rest. The pockets weren’t even, but the bread itself was soft and fluffy. So worth another attempt some time.


I attended my first Action for Happiness event on Wednesday evening. It was held online - which meant I didn’t have to schlep up to London - with Sir Anthony Seldon taking eloquently and authentically about “Finding happiness in the crisis and beyond”. A good thing to watch and I have a note to find out more about their 10 days of happiness course.


One of the exhibitions I intended to visit while we’ve been in lockdown was the V&A’s Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Art fund sent me a link to these lovely videos where the curator shows us around. Lovely.


A ‘Try Something New’ that I’d never expected to try - I cut Richard’s hair. After 10 weeks without a haircut, it was getting a little out of hand and was annoying him. So he ordered some clippers, and some hair-cutting scissors, we watched some videos, and then I got to work. Somewhat nerve-wracking but overall I’m pretty happy with the result. And he seems delighted. Phew!

To recover a bit, I decided to make some more scones. This time Lemon and Blueberry from the same book as the ones I made on Sunday. These were a little crumbly, but enough clotted cream held them together enough to be able to eat them! 😋

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