Sadly, none of those things were offered to me. Instead, I arrived at one apartment to meet with a potential roommate, only to be told by the smart friend I took with me that they would never come visit me if I rented this place because the potential roommate was the creepiest person they had ever met in their lives. I agreed and left that place without thinking about it twice. Another apartment that I went to see looked promising from website pictures, but unbeknownst to me, the pictures were from a different apartment owned by the same landlord. What was supposed to be a spacious, recently renovated bachelor, turned out to be a fourth floor walk up with stairs so narrow it seemed like I would have to learn to live with inflatable furniture. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the shower was suitable only for people under the height of four feet as the walls were dangerously slanted and the oven looked like a 1940’s relic that belonged in a museum. I scampered back down those stairs as fast as I could safely do so, but not before the landlord politely asked me to change a lightbulb for her, as she was probably one of the few people who could comfortably shower in that bathroom. Ah, the joys of apartment hunting… I’d rather be baking.
What better reason to bake than for Hay Hay it’s Donna Day? Sarini of Trini Gourmet has chosen Tarts as this month’s theme for HHDD#15, which was originally started by Barbara of Winos and Foodies. Tarts were actually the theme of the first Donna Hay event that I participated in, way back in September of last year. Not only was it my first Donna Hay, but it was my first blogging event as well. I made a Shrimp and Scallop Tart, it was my own creation and I was really happy with the way it turned out. That reminds me, I should make that again. But I digress, the difference between this tart theme and the last one is that it was restricted to savoury tarts, whereas this time any kind of tart is permitted, be it sweet, savoury or some combination thereof.