1) Something to read.
Persephone's latest Dorothy Whipple.
I am so looking forward to getting into a freshly laundered bed with this one tonight.
It dropped through my letterbox this morning -actually it was rather roughly shoved through my letterbox by our surly postman resulting in a slightly bent cover.
I have all the others. I loved them all, but I think High Wages has been my favourite so far.
Dorothy Whipple is the perfect antidote to 'too clever by half modern fiction'. If you want plot, characterisation and readability, she's your woman. And see what Jane has to say about readability here.
2) Something to drink.
Cider in wine bottles. Lower in alcohol than wine, lower in price, and made in Somerset.
Also delicious. An excellent drink to accompany an autumn lunch with friends.
My daughter, Katie Rose likes the name.
I like to bake something a bit special for the children to come home to on Fridays.
The fork biscuit recipe in Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book is my favourite and easiest biscuit. Three ingredients, no rolling, lovely crunchy texture and adaptable.
Today I fiddled about with it to make these autumnal hazelnut and coffee biscuits (I added hazelnuts and coffee).
4) Something to look forward to.
The last ever episode of Spooks on Sunday.
Actually I'm not looking forward to it.
I'm dreadfully afraid that Harry going to be killed off.
5) Something to enjoy.
Forgive Sharleen Spiteri for looking like the cat that got the cream; you know you would too.