Baking these sweet treats for Valentine's Day. Nick and I don't go in for Valentine's (it's our anniversary too) and never bother buying each other gifts so this year I thought I'd surprise him with a little twist on his favourite cake. I know, who am I? I made these mini heart-shaped Victoria Sponges over the weekend and then, realising they'll be past their best on Tuesday, decided to give them to him there and then.
I read Homegoing this week and it was amazing. It's been getting a lot of hype on BookTube and deservedly so. It tells the story of two African half sisters - one sold into slavery and one married to a slave trader - and the impact of this on their subsequent generations. The story spans years and continents and I found it really interesting seeing how the family ties evolved in each respective storyline. Some characters' segments did feel rushed or insignificant compared to others, but overall I'd encourage you all to read!
I've been searching for the perfect pink scarf and this one ticks all the boxes. Initially I only added it to my basket as a way of getting free delivery (seriously need to bite the bullet and just get premier) but the colour, in real life, is exactly what I was looking for and I've been loving wearing it.
Finally, and with no photo to go alongside, an explanation for why this week's been so sparse. I've been ill! I came down with a three-day headache and can't remember the last time I felt so bad. I was near enough falling asleep at my desk, and so for the first half of the week was pretty much crawling into bed as soon as I got home. I've got a few things planned for this week though, so the next post should be a good'un!