the new year has been welcomed in and the old well that's shoved out with the cobwebs and piled high with the junk I had accumulated. OMG what junk do we collect and most of it I can say is tat and stuff kept e just for the sake of maybe someday I will use it day ..........well I've had enough of MAYBE if its not used its going...... going.....gone. I'm heading for minimalists for 2013 and hopefully slim downed in size and life and got rid of non necessities (hubby NOT being one of them as he still has uses and makes me LOL).
SO what else have I done ...................errrrrrrr Whoop of Joy I've finished reading a book Reflected in you by Sylvia Day (one of those saucy but enjoyable reads that I couldn't put down) Now I just have to wait for the third instalment to be written grrrr ....... don't you just hate that, by the time the next ones out I will have forgotten the characters and have to read all three books again.The good thing about 50 shades they were all out together when I read them (although I didn't feel the need for the third one but that's my opinion hey ho).
So I am now reading something light hearted and hilarious after the first three paragraphs when I have my cuppa coffee Miranda Harts is it just me I have to say no it is not just her as I too have been caught by the Life Eh situations and I'm sure will be caught by many more.If you want a good read please pick up her book or you can download the first chapter for free on kindle even that will put a smile on your face for an afternoon
Now my afternoon has been spent making the most awesomeness cake ( is there a word awesomeness probably not but hey ho) I've been baking Aidan's B' day cake today and I thought I'd blog about it too as I've decided my blog is going back to its roots of something to share over a cuppa of something and what crafting I've done or not done this year and we will see how things go.
I've come off all DT's but still keep my updates on what peeps have been doing so I will leave the links up etc and add new ones I'm sure as needed or wanted.
I lost my mojo in 2012 with losing close family so 2013 is a journey to get it back.
So my first task of the year Aidan's b'day cake and card if I get round to it but first his cake he's 15 years old this year ( my where did that time go :)
So to Chocolate cake everyone's favourite
I used a classic sponge recipe from my great British bake off book (all
in good book shops or check on line ) for a Victoria sponge and substituted 25 g of cocoa powder from the S.R flour to make it chocolaty. I realised once I cooked it I could have doubled the recipe for a huge cake but there you have it I don't think ahead doh! moment so in the oven it went for half an hourish until pricking tool was clean and sponge was bouncy. Now of course I licked the bowl and spatula once it was all cooking before washing up and preparing the butter cream No kids were in so some one has too !!
and the next thing once cooled was toDecorate it.My friends on FB recently made a cake using chocolate fingers and as they are one of Aidan's favourite biscuits I figured Id use them too so 2 and a half packets later and loads of butter cream (can you keep butter cream as I have loads left over ?) we have walls and its looking a good cake to me that is until put something on top I've used two packets of twirl bites only because I couldn't find any smarties and...............
One finished cake already for tomorrow and the bonus is we have fingers and chocolate left over although after Christmas the last thing I want to see is chocolate but hey ho ..........now.....................
...............................................what do do with this lot mmmmmmmm
once the rest of the family see them they will be gone I'm sure
So there you have it first blog for 2013 and I'm off for my cuppa and get tea sorted next task B'day card by tomorrow. Mmmmnnnn we will see
Catch ya laters