Here's the first lot of florentines Sherlock and I made. We have somewhat refined our recipe since, and added in some pre-toasting of nuts. But still, they tasted good, even without any of the right ingredients.
I think we're going to make some more in a bit, so Mycroft can take them back to school with him.
As I said in a comment yesterday, it's very depressing that we've had so many murders already this year. But...we do. And in the context of what's happening in the rest of the world - whole towns being destroyed in Nigeria, Syria, Paris...it doesn't seem so bad. But it's so...preventable. It's kids with knives. Kids with knives and fragile egos and no sense of self worth outside their small communities/gangs.
There will doubtless be a meeting about it soon, just in case we hadn't realised we should be trying to stop it. Because a few hours of being told what to do is always helpful to experienced detectives, especially when they don't have enough time to do what they're doing already.
Anyway, enough of that. I hope the new year is treating you all well. It has been for me so far - but I'm on nights next weekend, so not so happy about that! But someone's got to do it.
Trying to decide if we should try to get away at Easter. Even if just up to see John's folks in Scotland or something. Be nice to escape London!
And here's a couple of pictures Mycroft showed us, of his observing last term:
He apologises for the poor quality - he just took them on his phone, no fancy equipment! I still think they're amazing.