Happy St George’s Day!
It’s weird that, if you asked most people in this country (I’m including myself), they’d know straight away when St Patrick’s Day is – but have to think about St George’s! But as it is today, and he is the patron saint of England, I thought I should post this picture again:
I could have rigged Dave up in this lot today just to mark the occasion.
But as he was sweating almost before I put his saddle on this morning, and was dripping with sweat after a gentle half-hour ride round the roads, I don’t think he’d have been too impressed at wearing armour and going jousting and/or dragon-slaying 🙂
But the thought was there…
It was another baking hot mainly-chilled day today. I rode early, then spent much of the day in another friend’s garden, with another nice cold glass – happy days 🙂
When I got back, I went with my friend Laura, who lives just up the road, for a walk in the park with her sister’s dog (who she’s looking after) and her baby daughter. All very lovely, except that the dog rolled in a MASSIVE pile of fox crap. Nice.
We had to go on a bit of a dog-washing detour before we went up to the yard, where we each rode one of her horses out, in the lovely warm evening. Loving this Easter weekend!
But speaking of Easter, and the post title, I thought I’d have a go at making hot cross buns yesterday.
But as the only way mine fit the name is that I got hot and cross making them, I think Not Cross Buns would be a better title…
I was going to use a Delia Smith recipe and just de-glutenise it but then I found a recipe on a GF manufacturer’s website. I won’t name it because the recipe was rubbish! And if I’d read the reviews, I’d have been warned of that in advance.
Although that’s no excuse for forgetting to put the crosses on hot cross buns 🙂
And although these look nothing like what they’re supposed to… they did actually taste good!
I’d offer one to St George himself, if he were still around 🙂
Did you know it was St George’s Day? Do you ever mark it in any way?