So when the weekends come along I try to fit in all the family stuff, I mean the nice things (not the washing, cleaning... although of course this has to be done) but the things I don't get time to do during the week as a working mum.
Saturday mornings usually consist of a spot of baking with Lulu. This morning we made carrot and apple cake and butterfly buns.
They are delicious (yes we have tried them already!) but so fiddly to decorate those wings. The recipes were from this little book:
It has some lovely recipes, great photographs (we always find it helps to see what it was supposed to turn out like!) and was only 5 pounds. Our butterfly buns were supposed to look like this:
So we didn't do too badly! Haven't tried or decorated the cake yet so I will have to let you know another day on that one.
Poor Little Mannie is so under the weather, he just wants to cuddle and sleep. Not sure what's wrong with him. Last night he had a raging temperature but that's eased now. He might have some more teeth coming through.
After school yesterday, I took Charlotte to get our ingredients for baking and popped into Matalan on the way, where I found this:
I coudn't resist. A few years ago we bought my neighbour a jug just like this for looking after our cats but it was very expensive. This tumbler was only 4 pounds, what a bargain!
And, I just had to buy something to go in it.
Can't wait for them to open their petals, I hope they're scented.
Anyway, I have stopped for a short break.
Coffee (using my husband's oversized mug, not very pretty but lasts a bit longer!), cake, crochet and a new crafts mag'. Heaven!