Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Its well known that I am not a good cook but I am also a very bad baker too! My cakes turn out flat and rubbery - not nice! So when Geoffrey had a milestone birthday yesterday I decided to make him a cake in the only way I knew how.

The outside was cardboard but the inside was sponge like a cake should be - a natural sponge of course! He was tickled pink and I can honestly say this is the first successful cake I have ever produced!



Friday, March 26, 2010


Havn't had much time for blogging lately as I have been away in Wales with Adam. It was my first long visit since he moved to his new parish. His vicar is away on a break and he is in sole charge of a big parish and seems to be doing ok. As his mother it is fascinating to watch him work. His two white cats have settled in well into their new home and he has plenty of offers to look after them when he is away.

I had an awful crossing on the ferry on my way back. Big seas and every so often a wave that seemed to twist the boat. I am a good sailor even in bad weather but this time I was very tired and what with a few people getting sick all around me, I did hold onto everything but only just!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Got up this morning and the sun was shining! I swore I would not moan about the weather but I am so fed up with being cold so it was just fantastic to see the sun this morning and to feel the warmth coming through the glass in the patio door. I sat for some time looking out at the garden watching a blackbird and a chaffinch warily eying each other at the feeding tray quite content with the day.

It just goes to show - the simplest things in life are the best.