Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Rocky terrain of Bake-offs.....

"Mount" Afghan - made by Mummy and Jonty.

Typically features crumbly choclate biscuit terrain - this hot fudge "volcanic" mount recently erupted covering said mount in molten hot fudge icing and skewed walnut debris... (voted "tops" by Afghan connoisseur, Bro. Taylor).

Dark Chocolate Fudge and Dark Chocolate Fudge with Roasted (and chopped) Hazelnuts - my own entry - Awarded "Best Cake" of all things for want of a better category - Mum's should have won - in my opinion - as hers was the only actual cake and has chocolate cream cheese icing to die for - SERIOUSLY!

What I'll probably have to eat for at least the next SIX or so months to make up for all of this....fudge anyone?

Thursday, January 28, 2010


To whom it may concern,

Yes. We have a plum tree - you've probably noticed this on your multiple excursions through our property! -STOP PICKING OUR PLUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our plums are NOT actually sour plums - they're just not ripe yet!! QUIT PICKING THEM!!!!!
You're wasting perfectly good plums!!! DON'T!!!

Me - owner of the house and land you're using as a public thoroughfare - guess what - it's NOT!!

Friday, January 22, 2010


"Auwh"... (dawning realisation sort of "Oh" sound)

This was Joseph's response when I stopped him from helping himself to his THIRD spiced Banana Muffin for the morning and pointed out that he hadn't actually eaten the previous one, but had in fact merely "broken it into a gazillion pieces and thrown it all over the floor" (my exact words).

"That's not eating," I further explained, as we looked at the broken up bits of muffin on the floor, "That's Cookie Monster 'eating'. That's cheating."