Those of you who know Scriptor Senex aka CJ aka John possibly also know that he loves Florentines; they find mention on his blog every now and then, such as here.
When I was still living at home, we would regularly get Florentines (and other, equally delicious sweet bits) from the bakery a few minutes walking distance from where we lived, but ours looked different; they were larger and flatter, and were nicknamed "armour plates" for their shape and texture (don't worry - nobody lost any teeth because of them).
This week, when I was having my usual once-a-week lunch break at my parents', my Mum offered Florentines for dessert. They were different again; softer and thicker than the ones I remembered from my youth, but delicious!
And I did remember to take a picture with my Mum's camera, especially for you, John.
A few nights ago, we had a full moon and the whole set up of the sky with fast moving clouds was so dramatic and beautiful to look at that I want to share it with you:
Over this weekend, the Perseids (meteorite shower) are supposed to be visible, and best to be observed between midnight and pre-dawn. With RJ arriving here tonight and staying the weekend, there is a good chance we'll still be up at that time, and I am going to look for them.