Friday, June 18, 2010

roiboos

Current work: revisions (still, arrgh)
Listening to: Corelli
Reading: (not till I’ve finished the book…)

I know I’ve banged on about my discovery of Teapigs… but my new delivery has arrived, and I have to say I’m really impressed with the roiboos crème caramel one. It’s like drinking dulce de leche ice cream (which is my favourite Haagen Dasz flavour) BUT without all the calories and fat. Roiboos isn’t actually tea, per se – it’s from the South African ‘redbush’ rather than Camellia sinensis or Camellia assamica (aka tea plants). It’s kind of woody and nutty and – well, not like tea, but very nice.

Today – still working on the revisions, and then tomorrow is my talk for the National Trust at Blickling. (Lovely Emma did two very nice pieces for the EDP and Evening News - thank you, Emma!) And next week I’ll be working on my Venice book. I’m, um, out to lunch today AND next Monday (long-standing arrangements - today is birthday lunch for my friend Sarah and next week is my author friend Kate, rescheduled from this week because of, sigh, revisions.) In between, am helping Madam to practise for the concert. She’s doing well but some of the timing on the last line is a bit tricky, so we need to go over it until she’s confident. And son enjoyed his skiing yesterday. Today is go-karting. Back to normal lessons next week, and I think that will come hard!

1 comment:

susanwilson44 said...

OK Kate, I think you might have finally convinced me about the teapigs. Am going to go and look at the site. Good luck with your revisions and LOVED the medical blog post about the Radley's.