Friday, 31 May 2013


Hello everyone! I went away again for a bit, no reason really, just having a bit of a lull.
So what has been happening around here of late? Not a great deal!

I finished another picture for a family that wanted terraced houses on a hill and their pet budgies to feature!

Morten has been poorly and been prescribed many tablets. He also 'helped' me clean the inside of Bertha. Did I ever tell you that my car is called Bertha?

I made a few cake flags and bunting for a friend on her last day at work. She had the same idea and so we had so much cake! Oddly we had both made Nigella's Guinness Gingerbread. It really is the best cake, especially if you need to make it in advance, it just gets stickier.

My Maisy dyed her hair 'black cherry' and it looks gorgeous. (Gorgeous but grown up!)

The sweet peas have been planted out and the rest of the garden is slowly coming round to the idea that it is safe (ish) to bloom. My feet decided to come out of sock hibernation too and I got some new spotty trousers from Uniqlo....£9 bargain!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Happy Birthday Lovely Jamie!

And what could be better than a hamster cage cake??
(Geoff our Roborovski hamster was the inspiration)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Around Here

Hello! Sorry I haven't been around lately, it doesn't seem like there has been much to show and tell. All there has been are bad colds, lots of taxi-ing of children, work, washing, cleaning, know the story!

This Monday sees the 40th birthday of my lovely other half. I have been wrapping up a few bits for him to open but his main present is a sneaky few nights away during half term while the kids are on holiday with their dad. A nice little hotel in a cute village in North Yorkshire. Good food, a few walks and plenty of veging out! I love having something like that to look forward to.

Here has seen the sun encouraging me to get planting, a bit of cooking (Nigel Slater's Mascarpone Tart for the birthday boy) and finishing a picture for two girls that like to wear pink tiger print onesies! I have just started my next order this afternoon, it been so miserable here that staying inside seemed like the best option. A prolonged rainy spell meant that even Morten only ventured out to bring a rather nasty toy back inside.

As for the little hamster made out of marzipan, well that is for the birthday cake. Will show you more as it is finished!
Have a good weekend everyone xx