A pink parcel arrived for me this morning..
I thought it maybe the ‘melt and pour’ opaque soap I had ordered so I could make lavender soap for Christmas presents but instead it was something MUCH more exciting! These books…
A VERY kind gift from blog reader and lovely lady, Cookaholic Kate. (please check out her cooking blog- it rocks! HERE ) This is one special lady. I won’t go into details but she is and this is terribly kind of her..
Many readers have recommended Nella Last’s books
“In September 1939, Housewife and mother, Nella Last, began a regular diary that lasted for thirty years. The account that she left of life during the Second World War is moving, fascinating and unique..”
I’m touched with the support from readers and friends with my hopes of a monthly pop-up 1940s restaurant, supper club, tea-room and the book Kate sent me from her home library will be so helpful in that respect. It’s beautifully presented and full of great information, hints and tips and recipes too
“Supper Club- For a fixed price and a bottle of wine, people all over the world are sitting down in the homes of strangers to enjoy a lovingly prepared, restaurant-quality dinner. From New York to London to Cuba, these secret supper clubs and pop-up restaurants offer an alternative dining experience for those looking for something new, fun and exciting.”
I’m thinking of having the first “1940s Supper Club” in mid- October and can seat 10 in my dining room. It will be a 1940s themed evening with authentic recipes, music, and conversation and a chance to experience some ‘on ration recipes’…
I’m located in Nottingham and if you are interested in this unique evening please message me. Suggested donation would be 25 per person for 3 courses.
Thank you Marina for sending me a link to this amazing glimpse into the world of “The mother of 3 living in a 1940’s time-warp”