Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th February

A big Happy Birthday to my brother Peter πŸŽ‰

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ€”

Enter Robyn. Just going off to the gym.


The things I have to put up with πŸ˜‚

Sunday morning. Happy Birthday Julie.

And happy Valentines Day of course πŸ’ž πŸ’– πŸ’

Well I gave Gary the concrete flapjack 😏 and I was lucky enough to get from him some lovely flowers and chocolates πŸ˜— 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.

And this is what happened when 3 twenty somethings were in charge πŸ˜‚

We went out for Sunday lunch for Julie’s birthday (I was in charge of the driving again πŸš—) I had a lovely roast pork meal πŸ˜‹ 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.

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