If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting outside in the sunshine. I would say to you that this is the last day of my holiday, and you remind me that I have the weekend still ahead, that I will only be at work for 2 days as I don’t work on Wednesdays, and that the 24th is the Wellington Anniversary Holiday. I smile and say – yes you are so right.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would tell you that I made this soda bread with figs, orange and spices from Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s book Shelf Love. I would tell you I enjoyed a hunk of it for breakfast with some cream cheese, and offer you a slice, which you accept and say how wonderful it tastes. I agree, and tell you I used mixed spice instead of star anise as in the original recipe, and we agree this is the sort of thing that can easily be adapted.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about the holidays, about finishing a couple of books, listening to podcasts, clearing clutter in the box room, going on trips, enjoying cafes and having time for cooking. However, I say that I have not got on very well with the holiday jigsaw, which seems to be full of yellow pieces. You laugh and say you will get there in the end.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about perfect days, ones where we enjoy the weather, the things we do, the ones that bring a smiles to our faces when we remember them. The pictures below are from Tuesday at Lake Ferry in the Waiarapa.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…gosh! Look at the time! Won’t you stay for dinner? There’ll be salad with tomato, cucumber, basil, feta and mint to have with steak, and a cherry clafoutis for dessert. You say of course what could be better on this gorgeous summer evening.
Entered in the weekend coffee share hosted by Natalie the Explorer.
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