I still hope to share some photos from my trip in later posts. But to prove my point, here is just one from another 'of course'. At least it was an of course for me. Because when I would visit my grandparents for weeks at a time during the summer when I was a kid, Hamley's, the seven-story toy store, was always high on my list of places I had to go to. So even as a twenty-something, I have to have a wander around.
Though I was able to keep myself from buying any toys, I did snap some photos of these excellent Lego displays:
Further circumstantial evidence could be taken by the fact that the first klatch treat I made after the trip was shortbread with a tea glaze. What can I say, I was feeling British. These are excellent for enjoying with your tea, which should of course be drunk out of some Royal Wedding china.
Traditional Shortbread with Earl Grey Glaze
- One batch shortbread; I used this heirloom recipe from Gale Martin
- About 1 cup powdered sugar
- About a tablespoon of strongly brewed Earl Grey tea, cooled
- In a cup or small bowl, sift powdered sugar. Add tea and use a fork to mix until you reach the desired consistency. I look for it to easily flow from the tines of the fork, but not drip.
- Drizzle glaze over cooled and cut shortbread. Allow to dry.