With the stress of my dissertation, which is two weeks away till hand in date and a long way off from being near completion, it’s been nice to spend today being quite relaxed, spending time with my partner, being incredibly lazy, and doing odd hours of dissertation work when not eating or baking.
We spent the morning browsing the Birmingham Market, picking up some organic and free range eggs, some mature cheddar, and raspberries.
We then had lunch at Ort, a great art cafe down the road from where we live. I ate soup, had a cup of tea, and read the latest Private Eye.
We wondered into our village and bought some beautiful flowers, and some free range meat for my partner (who’s not a vegetarian, but is trying to sourse his meat from local farms rather than supermarkets).
The late afternoon/evening has been spent baking Pizza and a baked Alaska. The baked alaska didn’t go well (there was a disagreement between my partner and I over whether to bake the alaska in the oven as we didn’t have a blow torch, I thought we should have done) but it tastes yummy. I got the gluten free sponge recipe from an online blog, it was really yummy.