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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Boyfriend's Birthday

On Sunday it was the boyfriend's birthday, he's only ever have had one birthday party in his life and it was at McDonalds - the truth is he just doesn't want one! So this year instead of asking if he'd like one I decided he would be getting one whether he wanted it or not and invited just a few of our friends round that live nearby. 

I decided as the boyfriend had never had a traditional kids style birthday party I'd get balloons, party bags, games to play and a badly home made cake. These are the boys party bags...

And the girls...

Barclay the cat absolutely loved the rubber bouncy balls and he and I had a great time playing with those for sometime. He didn't however like the balloons which I filled the lounge with in the morning, I put banners up yet the boyfriend was none the wiser until later when his friends arrived. 

And out came the party food and pizza and then the cake. 

There were games and medals, three legged race, balloon race... here's the victor of the mummy game. 

Birthday parties forever!!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Birthday Train Cake

The boyfriend and I have a tradition where each birthday (see here - castle and treasure chest) we make each other a silly cake.This year for the boyfriend I decided to make a train cake and by make, I mean cheat and just stick together. First I got two Madeira cakes and chopped them into blocks for the train and the carriage. 

Then I got some Betty Crocker chocolate fudge icing and iced the blocks. 

Chopped up some strawberry laces for track, added Oreos for wheels, brownies and a mini roll for the train.

Then I piled up sweets on the carriage with a bit more icing. 

Et voila, 40 minutes and you have a birthday cake. 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Fire fire!

So this morning started with me setting the toaster on fire, put in my bagels and immediately saw plumes of black smoke issuing from said toaster. Turned whole thing off, took bagels out... inspected them...hmm...? Put the toaster on with nothing in it to test it, still smoking, looked inside and saw a small piece of very blackened bread and before I could turn it off again the whole thing caught light! Massive flash, tripped the circuits and my bagels were very much bread. But oh well. 

I haven't posted much lately because... well I haven't been up to many interesting things. My placement ended and I got a really good mark which I was really pleased with. I handed in a big assignment which I'm glad to have off my plate and it's now being marked. 

So now it's back to classes and I found out my next placement which is in the community. What else have I been up to... Oh we went to Delia Smiths for Valentines Day (that seem's like ages ago!), it was really nice. 

I learnt how to do a fishtail braid.