I had hoped for a more exciting photo for the big 300 but it hasn’t quite happened.
My Mum has been looking after my niece and nephew for the last couple of days as my sister has been in Uganda with her charity Hope For a Child. Dad has also gone with her to see the projects that they are supporting out there.
When I was a child I remember baking with Mum and it seems that she is keeping up the tradition with the grandchildren. Lovely.
Thanks to my lovely Auntie Josie we had scones with jam, cream and strawberries for our dessert today. Delicious! The Mister has even persuaded her to make profiteroles for a picnic and outdoor theatre trip on Friday evening. He is very persuasive when it comes to puddings and Auntie Josie is most amenable. Hurray!
Well, today you get a bonus of two photographs!
Today it is my Auntie Jen and Auntie Josie’s birthday. Obviously they are twins and they reached the grand age of 70 (shhhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone!) So they had an afternoon tea and cake party and lots of people dropped in.
My Mum had made them a fruit cake which had a picture of the twins when they were little on the top. It was a delicious cake but weighed an absolute tonne! In this picture it looks slightly as though Auntie Josie has a curvature of the spine. She hasn’t, but she was holding the majority of the weight of the cake!
I have to admit that the diet seriously went out of the window. This second photograph should show how many different cakes there were. I kind of cruised my way down the table trying a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Oh dear. Diet disaster, but it was delicious!
My staple diet for the evening…. Chocolate cake and wine.
What more does one require?
Today is The Mister’s birthday and we have had a lovely relaxed day.
We spent the morning lying in bed watching the Australian Open final on TV and then my sister, brother-in-law and the children descended to have roast dinner with us. They were all on good form, and in particular Barnabas was very keen to help his Uncle blow out his candles on his birthday cake!
I have to admit that I made a fabulously good chocolate birthday cake… however when I tried to work out the Slimming Wold syn value I got scared!
I have spent nearly all day shopping for food and then cooking. I am trying to eat healthily and I am doing Slimming World.
I managed to cook 6 meals and put them in the freezer. So, not the most exciting day but at least we will have some nice food to eat over the next week or two.