There were some other extenuating circumstances too. On Thursday I spent the whole day in Rome trying to get my passport situation sorted. Rome is amazing, but let me tell you what I don’t love about it: 40° C inside the tram. More ice cream.
Then on Friday I had to bake a cake. I don’t really bake. I’m too irreverent with recipes to be able to - I guess and I cheat and I leave things out. Baking needs precision and patience, and I have neither of those. I always end up swearing. But a cake sale promise is a cake sale promise, so I managed to produce a (slightly burned) victoria sponge in a kitchen that was already at 30° C. It DID fetch the second-highest bid, but dinner? Not a chance. MORE ice cream.
Anyway, the storms materialised on Friday and Saturday in spectacular fashion, so we’re alright again.
aubergine & pea curry with rice
carrot & sweetcorn soup with thyme & lemongrass
pasta with creamy roasted aubergine, feta & oregano sauce