Hooray for frozen ground and cancelled Rugby fixtures - we got to have a much more fun weekend than the one in the diary. Coffee with an old friend on a brief visit from Switzerland, heading off to Christmas Common to choose our tree, lunch in the pub and then returning in the tail end of the beautiful day which had been hiding behind the freezing fog.
Whoopie pies! I'd not tasted one before, but Monica had given me a copy of the most enticing looking book, so I just had to give them a go. And let me tell you, based on the chocolate with salty peanut butter filling option we went for, these are incredible. Move over, cupcakes - I may have found a new baking passion.
There's a great review of the book (complete with a teaser recipe) over at Bakerella. Though if you're hoping to squeeze into some slinky party dress over the festive season, it may be better not to look. Me? I'm embracing the santa belly look. Ho ho ho.