It's Friday, the first one of December and Five on Friday is back so below are
five things I've been doing this week.......
Home made butternut squash and carrot soup with homemade bread rolls. Apple and pear crumble made with windfall apples and conference pears. White Leicester cheese with homemade apple and prune chutney. All delicious.
The last episode of The Missing - I've been gripped by it! Also a new Scandi Noir crime series called Modus. One of my favourite programmes 'Who do you think you are?' is back and there is a new archaeology programme 'Britain at Low Tide' on Channel 4. We also watched an interesting docudrama about the Mayflower Pilgrims with the wonderful actor Roger Rees, whom I remember seeing a few times at the RSC Theatre at Stratford in the 70s and early 80s, as William Bradford. The programme was dedicated to Roger Rees and was filmed just before his death in 2015.
To podcasts of the BBC4 Food Programme, recommended by a friend, as I type this I'm learning about the origins and history of apples and hearing about the Bramley apple from the famous tree in Southwell in Nottinghamshire.
I've nearly finished reading The House at Bellevue Gardens by Rachel Hore. At the same time I've been reading Shire a book of quite unusual and disturbing short stories by Ali Smith, loaned by a friend and also dipping into How to be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman.
Donning scarves, hats, gloves and boots and walking along by the Caldon Canal and around the lake at Trentham Gardens both on cold but bright mornings when the sun was low in the sky.
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