Afternoon Tea

Baking books stacked up

These autumn days pull me back to baking after hot summer days of beer and barbecues.  Tom and I pulled forces to bake an afternoon tea for my brother who stopped by.  Homemade bread, red velvet cupcakes, and ginger tiffin cake, all delicious if I do say so!  Just the right start to getting our baking mojo back.  Tom’s bread gets tastier every week, and I’ve got a growing list of things to bake next: apple crumble bars, cranberry flapjacks, white chocolate brownies, and a proper Victoria sponge (can you believe, I’ve never made one!)  Grey days are delicious when they bring you back to simple pleasures.

Dough recipe book, tiered cake plate and tea photo collage

Alec and Bryony laughing at the table

To Return

Flowers in a vase

There is something sweet about returning home from holiday, to familiar clutter, a favourite mug, and even the last petals on an old bouquet. We had the most wonderful Cornwall adventure; the fact that I’m happy to be home makes me feel I’m in the right place. Now, I suspect returning to work tomorrow won’t be quite such a sweet feeling..