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Wednesday, 21 May 2008
another trip to the big smoke...a meme...and more swaps galore!
Last friday I went (with Ginge in tow, check out his happy little face by the fountains at Somerset House!) down to London to meet up with this here lovely lady, and her smallest fry. We had a rather super duper day, wandering around the skin and bones exhibition at Somerset house, which was very, very interesting, especially as I am a little more than a bit obsessed with Japanese fashion designers, and it was chocablock full of the likes of Commes des Garcon, Yohji Yamamoto etc. Imagine my rather head expanding surprise when I spotted a jacket rather like the one I was wearing in the exhibition. I felt all of a sudden hip and trendy, and it made me remember that sometimes spending a hideous amount of money of one piece of clothing is a good thing (as I do live in the jacket, and have done since I bought it back in 2006).
I took gifts down for the larger fry of Ms. Milkwood, as her birthday is coming up soon, and in return received far too many beautiful things. A tea towel that is too nice for dishes (so will eventually become an apron), a marvellously marvellous owl and pussycat mini quilt - too gorgeous for words, and the litte 'uns each got a present - ginge a bookmark with a ginger lion on (of course), which is currently being used as a shield for his Power Rangers (and is doing a great job at keeping the baddies away), and some cat highlighter pens for G. The girl almost cried when she saw them, highlighter pens are her weakness, and cat ones just tipped her over the edge. They are now safe in the pencil case and take a trip to school every day.
The day was too short, school and having to travel back up North got in the way - boo hiss, but I shall be back, for more skipping about London with Anne, she is sooooo bloody lovely! (and has really trendy hair - really, really trendy, it looks great).
On another note, I got tagged recently by Chloe . She has asked for a page 161 meme, a snippet of text from page 161 on the book you are currently reading. I am in-between books, waiting on hubby to finish one so I can get started, but I am currently flicking through a book I got from my Nan's house 'Modern Cookery Illustrated'. So, fancy making yourself some Egg and Tongue Ramekins? Probably not, I know. They sound pretty disgusting, but here goes....
2 Oz cooked tongue
1 Oz butter
1 Dessertspoon Milk
1 Table Spoon Fried Bread Crumbs
1 Tablespoon Gravy
Mince the tongue finely and heat in a little gravy. Butter 4 ramekin cases. Melt the butter in a small pan, pour in the eggs lightly beaten with the milk, add a seasoning of salt and pepper and stir over very gentle heat until the mixture begins to thicken. Put some of this mixture into the cases, then the tongue and the remainder of the mixture on top. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Put into a hot oven for 2 or 3 minutes then serve.
Yummy. I bet the whole family would gobble that delicious sounding concoction up.
Rather than tagging other people, if you fancy sharing page 161 of your latest book - go on, let me know what you are reading. Maybe I'll share another of my very modern recipes with you later this week. We have all sorts, including mock duck (sheeps heart) and mock turtle soup (calf's head). Mmmmmmmm, just you wait!
And another thing...I got my doll swap parcel of amazingness in the post too, from Lindsey . I am overwhelmed to put it mildy. I don't think I can talk any more. The woman is far too clever, I am so not worthy! So, whilst I splutter and cough, trying not to weep at the sight of my doll swap dolls, and happy memories of a trip to London...here's a pic of the parcel I got. Too much, it's just too much....(but thank you, and I'm not sending anything back, it's MINE, all MINE...actually it got stolen by G, but I can pretend it's mine during the day when she is at school and I have a tea party with my dollies)
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