Saturday, 30 June 2012
This month has been a very Cakey month, infact it has been commented that 95% of my personal Facebook updates recently have all mentioned Cake. It started with work introducing a new range of cakes and they were all save a third, then with my discount off as well, it would have been rude not too!! The marbled chocolate brownie is my current favourite! Then for Fathers Day my Dad asked for a new mixer, and now he is back in the swing of baking cakes again, and he's really good!!! He just made some (which I decorated) for Jakki's 50th Birthday, and they have gone down a storm, everyone who has tried them, loved them!!
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Apologies for not posting in a very long time, again I can only blame work! I have been off on holiday this week, not that I have been anywhere, the weather has not been the best, infact we have just had a months worth of rain fall in 24 hours!! Not fun!! I did get chance to go through to Manchester for the day to catch up with my friends Dave and Vince, during this I got my first chance to go to a Sushi bar, which I haven't had chance to do before, due to my Dave's fish hatred. I really enjoyed it, but did find that I was mesmerised by the multiple pretty dished whizzing around!! My favourite was the Salmon Nigri, yum!! Being off this week, has made me yearn for my hoilday, where I am actually going away somewhere, I have even been sad and added an app to my phone that counts down to my plans, lol!! I can now say, it is 10 weeks until Dave and I go to Salzburg! Cannot wait!! Also if you have seen my countdown clock, my 30th Birthday Disney trip has been booked!! Yay!! We have changed hotels, and will now be staying on the Admirals floor of the Newport Bay Club (It has a private reception area, and is with the private suites and has views of Lake Disney!) So excited, Dave has treated me to my part of the stay, and he actually said he's looking forward to having a swim, so at least I know he's looking forward to something. Mum has bought me the Birthday Disney Vinylmation to take with us, and have some fun photo opportunities! I can't wait!! 37 weeks, although i'd like to leave the 30 bit behind :( My friend Judy is still in Japan, and having an amazing time. I received a parcel from her the other day, which was fab!! She used different postcards to write her letter, (something we have all stolen from our friend Anita). I have used these to make myself a rather nice picture :) I love the ice sculpture of Mickey Mouse!! Amazing!! Included in my pile of goodies, were some adorable chocolate snowmen, a beautiful compact mirror, covered in a beautiful rabbit fabric, and the cutest Owl charm which was from her trip to Taiwan. I was a very lucky girl :) In August, my two friends Vince and Mather are going out there, and will meet up with Judy, I am incredibly jealous, and wish I had thousands of pounds spare, so that I could also stalk them!! Instead I have opted to live my dreams through them until I get to go, by bombarding their facebook wall with interesting places I have heard about, like the Cup Noodle Museum!! A whole museum dedicated to Cup Noodles, how could you not go, lol!! http://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/english/index.html One place that I read about courtesy of a blog I follow, http://www.askingfortrouble.org/crafts/ which features very cute illustrations and characters by Marceline Smith. I love her blog as it is very informative, and I love when she illustrates her "what I wore" section. She also has a fantastic online shop, and I have just purchased the Cakeify pen. The mystery place that I read about was the Takoyaki Museum, which Vince doubted existed until he googled it!! Takoyaki is fried or grilled Octopus, cooked in batter, into a ball shape in a special pan, with takoyaki sauce. It is a famous takeaway dish in the Osaka region, and yes they too have a museum dedicated to it!! Which by the looks of it, also sells rather cute themed souveneirs! Sigh, I want to go to Japan, trouble is I think I would bankrupt myself in the first few seconds, cute stuff overload!!! Lol!! P.S. I don't like how blogger is putting the photos in :(