Did you see Lucy Worsley's programme about Dorothy Hartley? If you missed it it's available on iplayer here.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and was not only glad to hear and see favourite excerpts from the book but was fascinated to learn more about the redoubtable Miss Hartley and it was a real treat to see film of her at the end of the programme.
Just one thing niggled. About 22 mins into the programme Lucy is shown putting fruit into a basket. She says they are pears, but they aren't. I'm sure regular readers of this blog will recognise those fruit.
Do check out Lucy's blog for some delicious recipes from Food In England. I intend to try the Tewkesbury saucer batters and the Clifton puffs.
November has brought a definite chill. We have had a couple of frosty mornings and my winter coat has been brought downstairs and gloves are needed when cycling.
Hot breakfasts are also needed. This is my current favourite. Porridge with a spoonful of sunflower butter, a drizzle of honey, some sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.
Lights go on and curtains are drawn early. Chase the dark away with fireworks and candles.
(Apologies for candle pictures almost identical to last year's candle pictures. What can I say? I don't buy new tealight holders each year.)