Hello my lovelies!!
This past week or so has been a week of celebration as H turned 15 on the 17th June:
It amazes me that my baby has gotten so big - time really does fly.
You may notice from the above pictures that the cake is something of a disaster. It was actually one of the worst cakes I've ever made despite it being a Mary Berry recipe and it rising beautifully.
The trouble started when I tried to stack the three layers - the cake was so crumbly it just fell apart and then great hunks got stuck to the palette knife as I tried to ice it. I decided it wouldn't matter as it was bound to taste nice, but in actual fact, after proving impossible to cut (you ended up with a plate of crumbs) it was very dry.
It did become edible when warmed in the microwave and served with ice-cream though, so all was not lost.
Yesterday is was W's thirteenth birthday. So we now have two teenagers in the house, eeeek!!
W had a laptop for his present:
Yesterday afternoon we all went to the cinema to see Man Of Steel - I really enjoyed it not least because of the delectable Mr Cavill - I hadn't been keen to see the movie until I saw a clip on TV from the beginning:
But I wouldn't say no to the more clean cut version either!!
I've been doing a bit more sketching, this time nudes:
First attempt at hands as you can see!!
I'd like to find an art class to do as I've found that I am really enjoying drawing.
It's not all been fun this week as the 22nd marked the fourth anniversary of my Dad's death :0(
Before I love you and leave you let me give you a heads up on a fab giveaway being hosted by Forties Knitter
- she's giving away tickets to a 1940's Society Night including one nights B&B at The Red Lion at Whittlesford Bridge, Cambridge. Well worth an entry!!