Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th February
A big Happy Birthday to my brother Peter 🎉
Today was going to be a cooking day as I had decided to make my sister a birthday cake as it is her birthday too tomorrow!! It was to be the first time I had made a sponge cake in the fan oven I have here so I was a bit dubious as to how it was going to turn out. And it turned out I was right to be, because I am so fussy it came out a bit overcooked for my liking I had also decided to try and make some flapjack for Gary for Valentines Day! Well, it looked to me like it was just all liquid boiling in the tin when I looked in the oven, so I left it in there to cook for a bit longer. So then I also decided that I was going to make yet another sponge cake to see if it turned out any better. My hands were aching from all this mixing!! Back to the flapjack, I said to Leah ‘I’m just going to have to take it out now and see what happens’ So I left it on the table to cool down. Back to the second cake, almost perfect this time 🙂 thank goodness (or Julie would have had to have gone without a cake, I wasn’t going to mix any more ) As for the flapjack, it set like concrete! I realise now that I should have taken it out of the oven much sooner and let it just set a bit more itself. Leah and Jack said I had got the taste bit right as it was nice, I just needed to sort out the cooking side of it!!! Cheeky things 😤
In amongst the chaos of me doing all this unsuccessful baking was Leah, who had decided she was going to make a Slimming World cake that you could do in a mug in the microwave. Of course she WAS successful and it probably only took a couple of minutes from start to finish! Maybe I should have done all my cooking that way too 🤔
Enter Robyn. Just going off to the gym.
The things I have to put up with 😂
Sunday morning. Happy Birthday Julie.
And happy Valentines Day of course 💞 💖 💝
Well I gave Gary the concrete flapjack 😏 and I was lucky enough to get from him some lovely flowers and chocolates 😗 I was also lucky enough to find some more chocolates in my bag from a secret admirer (whose name I do think begins with an R!) Then after all that early morning excitement it was cake decorating time.
We went out for Sunday lunch for Julie’s birthday (I was in charge of the driving again 🚗) I had a lovely roast pork meal 😋 Then we went back to Julie’s for a cup of tea and the lovely birthday cake and of course, present opening!!
Today was also National Organ Donor day.
Give the gift of life this #Valentines and #ShareTheLove
We can’t ‘liver’ without you
But don’t worry if you think you’ve missed a chance, it’s still not too late. If you haven’t already, why not click on http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk now and sign up today to donate your organs.