The exam was in this place called Girton College which has red brick arched hallways all the way through the main building. I couldn’t take a snap as I left my phone in Tabitha but might get back for the gawk some other time. It really reminded me of a nun’s convent I once had a piano exam in and my time in Maynooth which is where I did my Undergraduate degree.
There is a certain feeling you get sitting an exam though isn’t there? The rooms are big and old and have weird black out blinds on tall windows and everyone is kind of giddy but nervous at the same time. I actually kind of like it but am not sure the exam went well enough.The exam was 3 hours so I was exhausted after it but am happy to be 2/3 of the way through this diploma now – hard work does pay off..eventually (I hope)!
As promised many, many times I’m going to share a recipe for French Madeleines. I really think these look just like big sea shells – almost too pretty to eat! Have you seen that film Age of Adaline with Blake Lively? It has recently become one of my favourite Friday Night In Films as the clothes are to die for and it’s about the meaning of love and whether it can be the same if you can’t see a future. Anyway, in it she eats French Madeleines while looking through photographs and once I saw this scene I knew I needed to make them.
I got my tin for £4 in TK Maxx randomly one day so am sure you’ll be able to find one to make them, They are such a lovely homemade gift and are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. DO IT. I have added vanilla to mine instead of the rind of a lemon, just because not everyone here loves a lemon because they are so bittah. Kate Nash knows. I also think these would be good picnic food so it fits well with our April theme.