Well, they say "time flies when you're having fun"! Can't quite believe we're only 10 days away from the end of April already!
I've had a busy few weeks which I thought I'd share with you. A real treat was to attend the Country Living magazine Spring Fair at Islington. I've been searching for a genuine old cow bell for years as have visions of using it as a front door bell. To my absolute joy I found a beauty at one of the first stands we encountered!
It was pleasant to have a day in the city when not working and of course included a visit to Borough market where I bought a delicious slab of fresh comte cheese! A few days later I taught a class at the idyllic Springhead Rural Skills Centre at Fontmell Magna, not far from home.
The grounds and lake were looking stunning as they slowly awaken in early spring. I was invited to be a guest chef at the Milford-on-Sea Food festival not long after, making a batch of mozzarella for a large gathered audience in their Cookery theatre.
The organisers certainly had put on an impressive line-up of week long activities. I've also been back to Leiths School of Food and Wine - I really enjoy my time teaching with them. They're always so perfectly organised, friendly and accommodating and really do go out of their way to make the entire cookery school experience an enjoyable one ... for students and visiting tutors! I've returned to WI Denman for a residential class. Adore my time with them all there and call it my "working spa break"!!
Big days and enormous amounts of cheese made (often using more than 200 litres!) but enjoyable all the same, in the company of lovely ladies. I've taken a private class in the New Forest - what a great idea of the host to purchase her entire family and a couple of friends 'cheese class' gift vouchers for Christmas presents. Throw in a couple of my regular classes and I'm sure you'll agree it's been a busy time - but I wouldn't want it any other way!