Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday

Good morning, gentle readers, and welcome to the last day of September.

Yesterday was an odd day - I woke feeling 'not right', felt progressively worse through the day although I did my reading stint at school, came home to get ready for the music festival meeting and just crashed out, shivering and freezing cold.  I turned up the heating, sent apologies to the meeting and tried to get warm under my owl fleece and after a while the warmth returned and I went to sleep.  Still feeling a bit odd this morning but definitely better after sleeping really well, although I'm very glad I have no commitments.  I was going to school to watch a video about Termly Learning Conferences, but it's not essential so I shall give it a miss and take it easy and gentle today, keeping the aches at bay as much as possible.

Whinge over - thanks for listening.

On Bake Off this week, the technical challenge was making fougasse, which is a French flatbread traditionally shaped and slashed to resemble a leaf.   As I watched, it seemed a very simple process, not to different from an ordinary bread dough (with the addition of fresh herbs to match the 'botanical' theme for the week).  I looked it up, found the recipe they used (newly posted on the Beeb site!!) and thought I would have a go.  I quite fancy making mini-fougasse, if that is possible.  The only ingredient I don't have is fine semolina for dusting.  Have any of you, my readers, made fougasse?  How did it go?

I finished the bag and managed to get it to the lady who is going on maternity leave today.  Here's a couple of not very good photos - the patterned fabric is a Very Hungry Caterpillar pattern.  The bag and the pockets are all filled with something - a pack of disposables, baby oil, etc, with a couple of goodies for the mum to enjoy once baby is born.




Yesterday's food went totally doolally but never mind, here's today's plan
B: two boiled eggs, apple
L:  red pepper hummus, oatcakes, fruit
D:  fish pie (MUST have it today), runner beans, yogurt and pineapple



6 comments:

Annabeth said...

Gorgeous sunshine bag, makes you smile just looking at it. Great idea! Sure Mum and baby will love it!

Joy said...

Aw, thanks, Annabeth. I really hope she does. You lay a bit of yourself on the line everytime you give something you've made yourself, don't you?

J x

Chrissie said...

I love the gift, it's so cheerful and thoughtful! I'm glad you are feeling better today - that sounded horrible and I hope the aches and pains clear up completely today

Joy said...

Thanks, Chrissie, I'm sure they will. :-)
J x

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Love the bag, lovely idea, so bright and cheery xx

Joy said...

Thank you so much. It is a nice bag and the only tricky bit is inserting the zip. I think I will make another one, bigger and without the zip as I love the outside pockets.
J x