It’s been nearly a year since I last posted on this blog, for various reasons. At the beginning of the year I started working on a new look, planning to return to regular blogging once it was up and running. With everything nearly complete, I took a week out in March to visit a friend in Stockholm, where I hoped to explore the city’s bakeries, amongst other things. Unfortunately, halfway through the week a stomach ulcer, previously undetected, burst and perforated my stomach. Cue agonising pain, emergency surgery in Stockholm’s main hospital, the Södersjukhuset, and a week on the ward with so many tubes in me I could hardly move. It set me back a little.

I’m still a bit sore two months on, but essentially back to health. I’ve been working behind the scenes to get Flour & Water looking the way I want it to but, although there is still plenty to be done, I’ve neglected the all-important content of the site for far too long. In the weeks and months to come I hope to be posting regularly as well as adding a separate section of the site for recipes and updating and expanding the book.

Finally, I can recommend Stockholm as a holiday destination and, should you fall ill while there, the healthcare is excellent…