This weekend ...
- I attended Reading Group where we discussed Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow. Listening to other readers' observations is always enlightening but I remain of the opinion that this is a very boring book. Apologies to all Huxley admirers.
- I worked my way through an enormous pile of ironing. I had planned to to do more in the way of preparation for the arrival of my sister on a visit next week but, as usual, I found other activities to 'distract' me from the housekeeping.
- I made Spicy Moroccan Chick Pea Soup from a recipe in the Waitrose newspaper. In truth it was red kidney beans rather than chick peas as I had none of the latter but a stockpile of the former. I love it when I come across a recipe that I can make straight away.
- I tried out one of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Three Good Things. It was a salad of roasted beetroot, boiled eggs and anchovies, all from stock, and it was delicious.
- A and I followed part of the West Bristol Art Trail. The venues are considerably more dispersed than its Southbank equivalent but the views from the houses and gardens are superb. I met Susan Taylor who designed the Glasgow print I bought for my elder daughter, and a singing friend who turns out to be an accomplished card maker.
- I had dinner with a couple of friends in a local pub to celebrate two of their birthdays.