We started out with spring and are ending with winter, how on earth does that happen? I really was feeling positive about spring and now we have snow forecast for next week. Thank goodness for cake.
Do you remember a couple of years ago when we had a few hot Easters? Oh I am longing for those now, and thanking my lucky stars that we are off to Greece very soon.
On the plus side my shiny new Belling Range Cooker arrived last week
And no pressure for Chris but we had friends coming for drinks and dinner Saturday night, so he had 2 hours to get it all fitted and ready for the evening. But he rose to the challenge and we were up and cooking ready for our guests. Thank goodness he is qualified for such things it is so handy. And omg did you know there is such a thing as cooker love? Well, there is. It is a real thing.
We have spent all week getting used to cooking on an induction hob, and I love it. I am not a fan of gas, more because I find the tops gather dust. Whereas an induction hob has super clean lines and is safer than halogen with clumsy children around.
After a week pottering I decided to do the cake test, and make a simple Victoria sponge. The boys are cake mad, but I have never ever been a fan of Victoria sponge, mainly because I had only had shop bought ones, which never taste that great. Because of that I have never attempted to make one until I attended the L&C event in London a couple of week ago. That event was a Victoria sponge epiphany for me I now get it. They can be so fluffy and light. And I have to say this simple Mary Berry recipe has made me one very popular mum this week.
I have posted an amazing competition over on my Instagram feed.
To celebrate 30 years Flik Flak are running a family selfie competition to win a holiday to the Swiss Alps The Contest runs through till October 5 so you have plenty if time to get a selfie in. Check out the website for more details. And good luck its such a great prize.
My gin of the week is the very stylish Pinkster Gin, I love the simple style of the bottle it is so cool.
Now this one does taste pink. It is infused with raspberries, and is sort of multilayered with a gentle taste on your tongue but a powerful hit on the back of your throat. It really is quite odd yet so delicious, I had to keep sipping it to get my head around the favours, it is a bit like an explosion of taste. I might have had 1 or 3 or 4 for research purposes or course.
We have started our Holiday Prep too, with not long to go arghh. I so need the sun now.
At the moment the boys seem to grow weekly, and their feet arghh, shoes only see to last 5 minutes. And now Joe has the same size feet as me. That means in a matter on months I will have the smallest feet in the house! Scary! It also means that when Joe grows out of these super cool converse sent by Love The Sales I will be able to claim them for my very own. I need to get the suitcase out and check all their clothes I have a feeling I may have a lot more shopping to do.
We have tried to get out for a few walks this week but have been rained off every time.
And Toby and I have had some very wet and windy walks, I am not always sure if he likes being out in that weather, but enjoys a blanket by the open fire when we get home.
This weekend we have friends visiting, more food, wine and laughter on the cards. And then a chilled out Sunday with a lovely roast dinner and hopefully a long walk.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up too