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09 November 2016 @ 07:51 pm
Reading, Listening, Watching  
Reading: Still Red Seas under Red Skies. It's been a busy few weeks with a fair amount of rushing around and reading tends to suffer in those circumstances.

Listening: Stuff you Missed in History Class episode on the history of American Cakes. It is slightly off-putting to realise I've no real idea what any of these cakes are. I'm still sticking with the podcast because I like the idea of it in a vague way but so far the topics haven't really grabbed me and this one definitely assumes context I don't have. I also find the adverts slightly off-putting as well (though, you know, I've nothing in principle against the idea of podcasts making money).

Watching: At the weekend I got halfway through The Five Doctors with G who wanted some Who that would cheer her up but hadn't realised quite how long a classic Who story would be.

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liadtbunny: Cakeficliadtbunny on November 10th, 2016 03:41 pm (UTC)
Tragically, I didn't learn about any cakes in history at school. I feel deprived.
wellinghallwellinghall on November 10th, 2016 06:48 pm (UTC)
You know, I don't think I did, either. I didn't realise until now just how mixed-up my schooling was. *sniff*
louisedennislouisedennis on November 10th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
I suspect no one got it in their schooling - hence the title of the podcast being "Stuff you Missed in History Class"
louisedennis: historylouisedennis on November 10th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
wellinghallwellinghall on November 10th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
Mm ... maybe I can skip the middleman, and just buy colonial gingerbread, classic layer, and the rest of the more than 125 best-loved cakes.
louisedennislouisedennis on November 12th, 2016 03:06 pm (UTC)
According to the podcast, colonial gingerbread is a very variable beast ranging from something that is basically a biscuit to full-blown cake - whether you can source this variety in Bristol, I don't know...
wellinghallwellinghall on November 12th, 2016 05:15 pm (UTC)
I shall have to see what I can find. Either that or persuade adaese to explore her colonial heritage.
liadtbunny: Cakeficliadtbunny on November 11th, 2016 02:37 pm (UTC)
I'd be too hungry to want to listen to a podcast after reading the book nom, nom, nom...