Oh my god, I know I say this every week, but where on earth does the time go? This whole week has just gone by in a whirlwind, and I meant to get some blogging done every day (I have some ideas for a change!) but I come home at the end of the day, and then just.. I don’t know, cook dinner I guess and then it’s time for bed already? And so before I know it there has been almost a whole week with no blogpost. That is just not acceptable, but at the same time, why am I stressing about it – that is not what the blog is for!
So here is another random post of rambling on trying to summarise my week, even though I can’t remember half of it!
First of all, baking.. yes lots of baking, I am sure you are fed up about me harping on about Semlor right now, and so am I, but I was asked on Monday if I could bake “around 30” of these for an event on Saturday, and in a moment of madness, I agreed. Hah!
So that has been the majority of my evenings, baking, food shopping for ingredients I don’t have in the house, and also worrying about how on earth I am gonna transport 30-odd Semlor on a bus on Saturday. That one is solved though because I will be picked up and I will go all IKEA on myself and do all the prep at home, take the pieces in with me and assemble on-site! Pete has been roped in to help, he just doesn’t know it yet!
Also, remember how I said in the recipe that you can make your own almond paste but I had never tried it? well, now I have because I didn’t have any left and was a bit worried that my replenishment order was not going to arrive in time and Oh. My. God, Not tooting my own horn here (I totally am) but home made almond paste for the win! I whisked it up with some almonds, sugar, and added a vanilla pod to the mixture. Seriously – good stuff! the problem is the batch I made will not be enough (and it wont last till Saturday because it is very easy to have a little nibble now and then) so I will have to make some more of that.
By the way did anyone watch the Great British Bake-off for comic relief this week? It was the funniest thing I have ever seen watching Dame Edna cut her cookie out of the tray, or Joanna Lumley realising she had used coffee instead of chocolate in her cake! If you haven’t seen it yet you totally should!
So yeah – that has been the majority of my evenings. It’s worth it just for the fact that I can infiltrate the Norwegian church with SWEDISH bakes – hah!
So what else, oh – I have nearly finished my Fana Sweater – just have some ends to sew in and it needs a bit of smoothing out and then it’s good to go – what’s more it fits perfectly! It was quite funny actually, because I tried it on (I tend to not know whether my finished garments will fit properly until I have actually finished them because who cares about swatch testing and measuring when you can just spend two months working on something you have no idea if it fits? YOLO!) and my lovely husband said – oh it looks so good on you, you look like you’ve lost some weight actually – and I was just like.. hmm.. no this is just because I went up a size from what I normally knit! Ah well, it fits, and I think I will wear it a lot, and that’s all that matters!
Oh, and of course there is valentines day tomorrow. Have you got anything nice planned? I am not expecting anything – every year it’s always the same thing, Pete goes on for weeks in advance about how it’s just commercialised and that whole spiel, and I nod in agreement, and he is right – we don’t need valentines day to show that we care about each-other. So I know that there aren’t any flowers or fancy meals coming my way, and I’m cool with that, I promise! But still when it comes to the day, I just end up being a bit grumpy and mumbling on about how he could at least have got me a card. Every Year. What can I say it’s tradition! Happy Valentines day to one and all except for my grumpy bugger of a husband!
But I did get some mini – lovehearts the other day so I thought I would use them in this post, just because! We can pretend it was for valentines!
How has your week been? Any plans for the weekend? Cards galore?