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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Cakes and fish pie

Sunday already. The week has gone in a flash and what have I got to show for it? A lot of greeting cards.

That's about it. So I thought I should do something productive and my fiance joined me. He made this amazing fish pie with 4 kinds of fish/seafood in it. He doesn't usually cook often but this weekend he has excelled himself. I love this fishpie. Now I can never make a fishpie again because it would never turn out as lovely as the ones he makes.

To match his good work I have made lots of fairy cakes. They were going to be butterfly cakes but then I found my sugar strands in the cupboard and butterflies were forgotten! I also used up my lovely jelly diamonds. They look slightly sinister on these cakes but, having taste tested them (just to check that they are ok, of course!) I can assure you they are a tasty treat rather than something to pick off the top and hide under a napkin politely when I am not looking.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Rugby at Twickenham

Yesterday I went to my first major rubgy match. Here I am posing in my new England top!
The game was much more interesting live than it is on tv. Now I actually get what they are trying to do!
The whole experience was really very different to going to see the England football games. I went to one of those matches at Old Trafford a few years ago. I enjoyed that too, but there's a whole different crowd at a rugby match. I felt a little bit common!!!
Twickenham was a nice town and the whole area was very well organised. We managed to go for a nice curry right after the match. We left the curry place at about 6.30pm and it was dark. It felt really late! Off we went to go to the pub and it was FULL to bursting with drunk rugby fans singing to the Grease mega-mix. Quite a sight...

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Blunt hedgehog cake

This is the cake I made for my Mum's birthday today. It's a normal vanilla victoria sponge made with 4 eggs. The icing is made from cream cheese, icing sugar (I used golden), lime zest and lime juice. Then I topped the cake with yummy blueberries. I thought it looked a little like a hedgehog who's prickles have been squished!! Thankfully it tasted better than squashed hedgehog.