Monday, January 31, 2005

Sandwiches, cake and scrawl.

1. Fishfinger sandwiches. You need three or four fishfingers (make sure they aren't cod to preserve our stocks - public service announcement ends) and some really fresh bread. And some butter and some tomato sauce. Grill the fishfingers until they are cruncy, butter the bread and spread one slice with tomato sauce. Add the fishfingers and sandwich together. Bliss.

2. Fenella's black forest cherry cake. Mmm-mmm. It is impossible to eat in a civilised manner because the cherry-juice swirled cream goes everywhere. And she gave me a slice to put in my lunch box.

3. I found this resonant quote from Brenda Ueland about the act of writing on The Write Coach website.

I learned that you should feel when writing not like Lord Byron, on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.