Too hot to run, too hot to bake!

It’s been hot in the UK in the last few days. In London the temperatures have been over 40*C, which is waaay too hot for me. Houses in this part of the world are not built for this sort of weather, more to keep out the cold and rain. I’m sure that in the middle of winter we will be dreaming of the hot sun, but right now I’m dreaming of a cool shower of rain. I love talking about the weather, because I’m English. Everyone in the UK loves to talk about the weather. It’s a cliche, but it’s true!

Oh yes – light rain this evening!

It’s also been too hot for baking. So no cake bakes recently. Just salads and light food. But I’m watching Nadiya Bakes which is on repeat right now. So I can get a baking fix distantly and without getting hot.

My running has a been a bit on and off recently for many reasons, not just the heat. Time is an issue, and social activities also seem to get in the way. I’ve also been walking – my other blog is all about Walking the London Loop if you’re interested.

Last week I did a lovely walk near Henley, starting at Hambleden Mill. The route can be found by clicking here.
I made this lime magic cake a little while ago. The layers didn’t come out quite as good as ones I’ve made before.
Here’s a run I did last week locally. Warren Farm is a bit like a tiny piece of countryside – full of larks and kestrels, red kites and occasionally the peregrine falcon that lives on the local hospital. There’s also owls, but I’ve not seen them yet.
It’s not baking. It’s kimchi. This one had beetroot added, and took only 3 days to ferment, because of the heat. It was literally bubbling over the top!
And finally a beautiful water lily picture from a visit to Kew Gardens.

So, just a little catch up. I’ve been thinking about pie again recently (😂) so watch out for that.

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