Here’s a fact for you: there was no such thing as self-raising flour (or self-rising flour as it’s called in the UK). Lots of you probably already know this, but just in case this is news to you, yes, the convenience of self-raising flour is a modern invention.
For the squeamish among you, there are no pictures of bugs in this post, but I do mention them! I woke in the morning with a big, burning bug bite on my knee. The night before it had been an itchy annoyance, with nothing more to make me think it wasn’t just another mozzie bite to add to this week’s rather extensive collection. But it throbbed and ached and I felt generally unwell for most of the morning. ‘Not a mozzie bite,’ I said out loud a few times, with a bit of a panicky feeling in my stomach.