1 April 2013
25 September 2012
Big birthday this year and a friend gave me these lovely flowers. I especially loved the rose which has the most unusual colouring. I tried to capture it with the macro part of the camera - am still not that proficient with it as I should be but I do try.
Have a few other things to post in a bit but still working on the photos. Enjoy!
2 September 2012
25 August 2012
Yet another birthday for J – and as usual another cake from that old favourite book Death by Chocolate. This year he wanted a simple chocolate cake and picked this one as it was rather simple to make and we had most of the ingredients in the house already.
It was a pretty simple cake batter to make and other than a bit odd in it’s preparation it went well and cake came out really great from the oven. The frosting however, was beyond bad. I’m not a ‘big’ icing fan and will usually scrape it off the cake before I even eat it. It was a simple icing sugar/butter with cocoa powder. I’m not a fan of chocolate at the best of times (I know this is hard to believe but it really isn’t my favourite thing!) but the icing was bad. I cannot fault the recipe it just wasn’t a great pairing with the cake.
17 August 2012
I am always following links of links and looking at various news sites and such - never one to commit to a single source I am constantly travelling around reading. I know this habit never dies! Anyway, I found this article about What half a billion in campaign spending would have bought. Here's the link to the article but the main impact is this:
- Food for 9.2 million malnourished children for 50 days
- Immunizations for 29 million children for life
- Clean water for 500 million children for 40 days
- 166 million anti-malarial mosquito bed nets
12 August 2012
4 August 2012