EDEN’S GARDEN HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS WELSH BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR MAY!
Well, it isn’t exactly May yet, and up here in the mountains it even feels far too cold for April. But I can contain my excitement no longer: Eden’s Garden has been chosen as Welsh Book of the Month for May.
I keep on thinking, did I get that wrong? Did I totally misunderstand? Or maybe I dreamt it? But no, it’s there in an email, so it must be true. Woohoo! I know Wales isn’t exactly the biggest country on earth, but it still feels totally and utterly amazing. Time to dust down the roses, give the butterflies a quick tweak, and launch into another celebration cake.
I’m going to my lovely supportive book club tomorrow night. I’ve even read the whole book on time. Well, it was Bleak House, which I love, despite the mewling Esther, who comes in a close second to the the dreadful Agnes on the Insufferable Victorian Heroines scale. Sorry, Dickens: much as I love you, give me Dorothea Brooke any day. At least she’s human.
Book clubs definitely mean cake. So I shall shortly be dusting down the
food processor traditional mixing bowl and wooden spoon, and tacking Sara Jones’ Infamous (if you are watching your waistline that is) Chocolate Cake from Eden’s Garden. Which is one that was passed down to me from my mother, along with her love of reading. It’s a recipe that never fails.
I shall now go and quietly celebrate, and dream of May …….