|Vivien's handful of just picked bitter orange|
Back in February when I told one of my foodie friends that marmalade expert Vivien Lloyd was paying me a visit, our conversation went something like this...
"Vivien Lloyd?" she asked, her voice rising with excitement. "You mean THE Vivien Lloyd, the marmalade expert?"
"Yes, that Vivien Lloyd," I replied, cool as a cucumber. "Do you know her?"
"Of course I do," "I have all her books," she replied. "You're kidding right?"
"No I'm not kidding," I countered. "She'll be here for a few days during the Lemon Festival and we're going to make marmalade together."
"OMG!" she yelped, a note of envy in her voice.
OMG indeed! I couldn't believe my luck.