Today was one of those days where I kept thinking it was much later than it was. It’s been one of those 100% rain days. The daylight…if you can call it that…felt like around 5pm all day. Waterfalls were overflowing gutters, rivers were running down the streets, lakes were pooled at every intersection. Manky to the max!
That’s the perfect day to do some baking.
It’s so lovely, that fresh, sweet smell in the kitchen while the rain drowns everything out. One of my most favourite times.
We still had to get out in the rain. We had a full morning of plans, including a flea market that was so crowded and squishy, it really took some stamina to stay there and look around. We stopped by a special pop up boutique and found some beautiful things I want to use to decorate with at Christmas, and did some much needed grocery shopping.
Chloe finished framing her student’s brilliant linocuts, which she will hand back on their last class of her art series. I stayed to watch her and was amazed at the skill and imagination her 5 – 10 year old students managed. Some of the prints were so beautiful. They get these framed prints, plus they get their block to take home, plus they’ve printed their design on some fabric which is being sewn into a carry bag for their school work.
Home now with some beautiful books and other treasures from our morning. It may only be 2pm, but it may as well be evening because the light quality is so poor.
Oh well, time to turn up the heat, make a hot cup of tea and have another slice of banana bread.
I’m afraid I can’t tell you the recipe, mainly because I very rarely use them, but if you like, my friend Claire has one of the best recipes out there and you can find her blog here: Livia Sweets.