What to say after such a long absence? The last couple of months have flown by in a blur of moving house, weekends away and lots and lots of work. On top of that, I often feel sapped of any hint of creativity when I’m working long hours and not getting enough sleep and while I’d love to write for days about all manner of work related things, this isn’t quite the right place for those kind of chats. And so, when work is taking up the vast majority of my time, there isn’t that much else to write about. Is anyone out there still watching Grey’s Anatomy? Because that’s all I can handle at the moment and I’m definitely keen for a debrief. While the last couple of months have been frantic, two huge work deadlines passed on Friday and I’m hoping (EVERYONE KEEP THEIR FINGERS CROSSED) the coming weeks will be more manageable. I’m determined to go to bed before 11, run semi-regularly and drink less coffee. Also, cook more! Last night we had friends over for dinner for the first time in our new place and it was so nice to cook for a crowd again. Dessert was this stellar caramel and vanilla cheesecake. I’m not a member of the Donna Hay fan club (the opposite, in fact!) but this cake is glorious. There are a few steps so it will rob you of an afternoon but none of them are complicated and you’re guaranteed a huge hit. It’s pretty hardy too. Yesterday I decided to go out for lunch with my mum while it was in the oven. I’m still figuring out our new (very hot!) oven and so we returned to a cheesecake with a completely black top. I waited for it to cool, scraped off the top and set it in the fridge for a few hours before covering with a layer of sour cream and whipped cream. It did a perfect job of covering all sins and no one was any the wiser. So, that’s a complete summary of my winter so far – work, new house, cheesecake. Until next time, here are a few links.
I can’t wait to see this film.
Loving this blog.
If only Madewell shipped to Australia.
We’ve been eating a lot of this amazing roasted pumpkin.
I highly recommend this collection of short stories.
Bring on summer!