I consider myself to be reasonably intelligent, quite capable & not easily thrown, but sometimes I do the stupidest things!! Take today for instance…Nathan has a friend home from school for tea. He asked if I would make a ‘white cake with white cream & white chocolate buttons’…to you & me that’s a normal Victoria Sponge sandwich filled & topped with vanilla butter-cream & buttons..no jam!!
So I set about it this afternoon…I use a recipe that means you mix all the wet ingredients & then add them to the dry ingredients, rather than the creaming method! As I added the wet to the dry I thought it seemed a little ‘stiff’ but carried on & even got as far as dividing it between the tins, thinking it was taking more work to spread it evenly! It was only when I lifted the tins to take them to the oven that I saw the three eggs, sitting totally undisturbed on the worktop!!!! HOW did I forget to put the eggs in?!!!
All was not lost…I scraped the mixture back into the bowl, washed & relined the tins, added the eggs & mixed them well in before refilling the tins & popping them in the oven. You’d think that would be enough wouldn’t you? Well I set the timer & went off to vacuum the stairs…after a little while I noticed the smell of cake baking & thought they must be nearly done. I carried on vacuuming & then thought that the timer should have started bleeping by now!! Yes…you’ve guessed it…although I had set the time, I hadn’t pressed the start button, so the cake was a little overdone!!
Nothing that a good covering of butter-cream won’t hide & the boys won’t even notice…BUT …can this just be put down to a blonde moment?…or am I seriously starting to lose it?!!!
This was very good with plenty of twists & turns in the plot…sort of a cross between that film where Harrison Ford ‘loses’ his wife (can’t remember what that was called!!) & the Bourne Identity!
As you know I like a film that has a beginning, middle & end & this ticked all the boxes!!
Probably because it lives on my kitchen windowsill & is just as pleased as I am to be seeing a bit of sunshine! More promised over the weekend too…YAY!!
Inspired by a visit to ‘The Inspired Room’ (…& I apologise to whoever it was that provided the link…that detail escapes me, but Thank You!!!) I have picked up a few bits & bobs this week!
Secondly I found two items for the lounge, which you may remember I painted & papered last November & has had a couple of places that just needed ‘something’! I was so pleased with this heart made of curled wood! The curls just look like rosebuds & I love all the natural shades of cream & beige! It adds a nice bit of textured relief to a blank space of wall & makes me happy to look at it….isn’t that what home decoration is all about, making you feel happy to be there?!!!
Then there’s this lovely blocked word ‘LOVE’ that now sits on the lounge windowsill. I’ve been looking at ‘words’ to display but with my two boys being so boisterous, anything fragile wouldn’t last long, so this wooden, gilded, all-in-one piece item fit the bill perfectly!! Much easier to pick up & dust too!!
Finally…I have been creating this week, it’s been a bit of a Marathon actually!! Owing to some complications on the April Dixie Pieces kit, & then it taking two whole weeks to get to me, I only received my kit on the 26th March….when the deadline for DT submissions is the 25th!!! So, with an extension to the 30th I’ve been scrapping my heart out & will share the results with you next time around!! The kit is gorgeous & I have thoroughly enjoyed it!
To give you a little sneak peek…I’ll leave you with some pictures of the neighbours cat in his favourite spot…on my scrap desk watching me work! Occasionally putting a paw in to pat at some piece of ribbon or shiny thing that catches his attention!
He inevitably ends up with something sticky getting stuck in his fur or on his paw & then we have the whole pantomime of him trying to get it off! Do I help him out? well…not until I’ve had my fun watching him struggle for a bit anyway!!
The only thing is he sometimes jumps up with wet paws, leaving prints that may just have to become a design feature on a LO someday!
So, for all Mums in the UK…have a great Mothering Sunday, I hope you are spoiled rotten!! I have to go into work but I’m coming straight home afterwards & I think I’m being taken out for dinner!!
Thanks for stopping by & I wish you all a very enjoyable weekend in the Spring sunshine!! :)