I am DONE with my MA! On Friday I handed in all 95 pages and 17,000 odd words of my dissertation on eBooks in public libraries. It felt so good and now I'm free to blog again. April was a very, very quiet month on the blog front but obviously my dissertation came first. On Friday I celebrated by having tea at The Quarter in Liverpool, sat outside looking at the Anglican cathedral. It was lovely.
Then yesterday I took the opportunity of FREE time to bake! There are so many recipes I've been wanting to try from the new Hummingbird Bakery Book, including earl grey tea cupcakes. I love a good cup of earl grey but wasn't sure about these. They could either taste very lovely or very wrong. Luckily they were lovely (could actually be more earl grey-y! Only the icing really tasted of earl grey, in the cake it was so very subtle you could miss it if you didn't know it was there).
The earl grey flavour comes from steeping tea bags with boiling water for the cake and then with milk for the icing. They look like vanilla cupcakes with a sneaky secret. They are perfect for a tea party.
Talking of tea parties, I have to admit that I was slightly upset to be spending the Royal wedding bank holiday doing Uni work, otherwise I would have held a typically British tea party to celebrate. I also spent all the Easter bank holidays and the May Day bank holiday doing Uni work...it was terribly depressing. But! I have finished it all now and the feeling of relief is amazing! Now the summer can officially start. I hope everyone enjoyed the bank holiday bonanza more than I did.