|Weekly Wrap Up | 20 November 2011||
Another week has flown past!
I curled up to watch Northanger Abbey. Felicity Jones is just too adorable don’t you think? I was inspired to dig out my old penguin copy for re-reading.
I gave myself a head-start on this years handmade giftmas presents. I can still smell the vanilla all over my hands! Tutorial to come soon!
More painting and drawing! Hopefully I will have something pretty to share with you all later this week.
On Tuesday my Library launched some new search software. We had to wear these awful oversized grey T-shirts. I figured if I had to wear the shirt, I was going to wear it my way! I made this cute little detachable peter-pan collar to wear over the top. It’s a little bit ridiculous with the polka dots and the felt hearts, but it made wearing a silly T-shirt easier to bear.
Finally decided to defrost my attempt at clarified tomato water. Instead of using egg whites for clarification I tried the gelatine method but substituted vegetarian-friendly agar agar. The result was less-opaque but still cloudy. To this I added some chilli and basil infused vodka I made, but the result wasn’t as good as I was expecting. K said it had a BBQ after-taste! Though after a little experimentation I discovered that it tasted amazing when mixed with Hendricks Gin!
Extra flavour this week: swimming in the afternoon, tasty burgers, catching up with old acquaintances over dinner, getting all the laundry done (it was a mountain!), the sound of cicadas, giving strangers directions, fancy dinner Fridays, exciting trips to the post office, taxi rides home and Sufi poetry to keep me company.