Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hot cross buns are my downfall

Hot cross buns. I love hot cross buns, and the best in the world come from Marks and Spencer. Jeana - you have to try them when you get here, and don't worry about it not being Easter by then. They are so good that M&S sell them all year round. Is this the only place on earth where you get hot cross buns all year??? It seems to be missing the point somewhere.

However. I love hot cross buns. Unfortunately I am the only one in residence who does, so it becomes my duty to eat the lot. And I am quite capable of rising to the challenge. Only problem is that the hips enter the "rising" bit with a little too much gusto too. And one cannot buy one hot cross bun. Good grief - one would never be enough. Of course not. And wasting food goes against the grain. I am trying to be both green and frugal. Forget the green bit - the birds are absolutely not going to get my HCBs either. Sigh. You may detect a note of greed and possessiveness at this point.


I just felt I should share the fact that I am carbo-loading for the second day in a row. At least I didn't eat the lot on Good Friday. It would have been entirely too possible.

I saw a few flakes of snow an hour ago, and they were less than impressive, but it is supposed to snow all day so we wait with baited breath. Here in the UK, snow is a novelty. My sister, on the other hand, is sick of the white stuff. Icy wind and grey skies do not feel like Spring though.

The sewing is progressing well, and so far I am pleased with the way all three are developing. Each has to reflect the individual child, and as I said, the construction of the top is the easy part. What happens next is the fun bit, and this is the part which takes forever. Kate and her friend Yuka popped in yesterday and suggested that they should be wall hangings instead of quilts, and that made me think some more. Maybe for one of the kids. Or 2. Or not. The size would change then. But I could use more mixed media if it was not going to be washed regularly like a quilt. Or not. Hmmm. I may have to lie on the couch a while and ponder options.

Or simply ask the kids what they want. I have only had one cup of coffee. My mind is taking time to catch up here.



Jeana said...

You know, I have never had hot cross buns. Are they still two a penny, four a penny?

Morning Glory said...

Nothing much good can happen on only one cup of coffee. I'd recommend getting more right away. I think I'm on my third cup this morning!

I'll have to try hot cross buns when I get there.

Needled Mom said...

LOVE HCBs!!!!!! How nice to be able to purchase them all year round.

I can't wait to see the finished project on the quilts. That is such a great idea for the kids. I know they will cherish them forever.

Happy Easter.

Susie said...

We love hot cross buns too, but they are becoming much harder to find here! (and they are only available around Easter) I tried making them one year, but they just lacked "something"
Hope you have a blessed Easter celebration!!

Janine said...

Our local Pick 'n Pay sells HCBs for quite a lot of the year. They just call them "fruit buns" when it's not Easter time which strikes me as a bit daft when they have a great big cross on top! X

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

"I may have to lie on the couch a while and ponder options."

Awww, Linds, you make me laugh. I have to join whoever said that she'd not had hot cross buns. Guess that I'd better not start now!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

OOps, forgot that I was here to say a blessed Easter to you and yours!

Crystal said...

I like hot cross buns too but you can only find them here for about a month before Easter. There won't be any around come Monday. I am so looking forward to seeing your finished quilt projects - they are going to be labours of love, I know!

May you have a glorious Resurrection Sunday, marveling that He did this for us. So amazing, so divine!