Today was a bit of a mixed bag!
It started well enough, with delicious fresh bread, which is always a winner. I made Jim Lahey’s No Knead Bread with 50% spelt flour. I was a little concerned it wouldn’t rise well due to the different gluten content in spelt flour, but it came out looking and tasting great.
The Londoner and I then went for a big walk in Hyde Park (pictures to follow, featuring geese kung-fu) and dropped by Wholefoods.
Unfortunately, sometime during the hour and a half that followed, I lost or was skilfully separated from my purse. Ugh. Bank cards, credit cards, some cash, my driving license…
Not much I could do about it though. I dropped by the Metropolitan Police and had a laugh with the officer filing my missing item report. Due to my dad being a police officer, I have a strange kind of pavlov reflex in police stations where I instantly relax when I step through the door. There was a bit of banter while we got it all sorted, which made the whole situation much more enjoyable than it logically should have been.
I just got home to look at the report they gave me, to find it starts as follows. I know it wasn’t exactly smart to lose my purse or be pickpocketed, but this seems a bit harsh!
In More Exciting News
I discovered Rebekka Seale’s website quite recently, and have been loving every post. Her photography is amazing, and she spins the most beautiful yarn from the wool of local animals. She’s a brilliant knitter too.
And lucky me, and anyone else wanting to learn more about knitting, she’s writing a series of knitting lessons for complete beginners. I can just about knit a scarf, but I have so much to learn. In this course, she’ll be covering scarves, hats and cowls – and with winter all around, who can’t use those? If you’d like to join in, please find the lessons here, on friend James from Bluebird Blog’s website.