The Accountant and I stayed at Airey's Inlet for the book launch of The Wicked Wood, Tales from the Tower Volume 2 and had breakfast the next day at A La Grecque, where I had the best baked beans I've ever had, so good, I bought the cookbook. Oh dear, so much for frugality! I have a new rule, however, that whenever I buy a new cookbook or a new cooking magazine slides into the letter box, I must must must cook something from it pronto presto.
So, tonight we ate silvebeet cooked with walnuts and gorgonzola from the A La Grecque cookbook. It was delicious. Okay, the manboy thought it a little too blue-cheesy and the wildchild left the walnuts but The Accountant and I scoffed it down with rice and a veggie stew with fresh herbs. The silverbeet was from my mother's garden as were the herbs.
I have been felting - but I haven't taken any photos yet. It's amazing to place fibres down on a piece of bubblewrap, spray them with a soapy mixture, roll them up like sushi, do a bit of squeezing (okay, quite a lot of squeezing, pressing and pummeling) and end up with actual fabric. Fabric! How mysteriously good is that?
Reading-wise I've finished Catherine Jinks's The Reformed Vampire Support Group which I thoroughly enjoyed. It's a romp. The misfit characters are wonderful and Nina's long-suffering mother, Estelle, is a joy. I'm compiling a list of young adult vampire books - or, rather, attempting to read a number of young adult vampire books while compiling a list - to counteract the whole Stephanie Meyer phenomenon. Suggestions welcome, please!