Listening to: Joe Bonamassa, Dust Bowl (DH will no doubt make me give it back soon - really like ‘The Last Matador’ in particular)
Reading: Sophie Page, To Marry a Prince (enjoying hugely – grinning for all the right reasons)
Up early this morning to make buttercream icing for the fairy cakes, as daughter had a cake sale at school today in aid of Macmillan nurses (and obviously that’s a cause close to my heart because of my mum). Actually, while we were making the fairy cakes last night, Chlo wanted to check that she was folding in the flour the right way, and it was very much like stepping back in time 35 years with me saying exactly the same thing to my mum. We were using a recipe that had been annotated by my mum, too, so it was quite a bittersweet moment.
Anyway, they made over £100, so that’s good news. And now her mates – who bought some of our cakes – are asking if they can come over and do baking with us. That’s SO sweet. It’d be great fun, actually, and I’m not one who minds about things being dropped accidentally on the floor, so we must schedule something in.
It’s the end of term today, so I’m going to be absent from blogland and FB for a while. What am I doing? Spending a bit of quality time with DH and the kids before revisions hit and I’m back in the cave in a grump. Son also has some English homework – he has to watch “Much Ado”. Takes me right back to uni days, when our tutorial group (including one of the godmothers) did the “play within a play” with Benedick sneaking around while Don Pedro and co talk about how much Beatrice loves him. Best of all, I happen to have a copy of the version he’s supposed to see (yes, the Branagh one), so I will enjoy watching it with him and talking about it afterwards. Actually, that’s the play I think littlest would enjoy as her intro to Shakespeare, but I’m not sure she’s ready for it quite yet.
So I’ll say arrivederci for a week or so. There are research trips in the offing, so I’ll have photos and suitably nerdy stuff to relate when I’m back online.
Oh yes – before I forget! I’m jumping on the bandwagon and setting up a FB fan page. There is a link on the sidebar if you want to “like” me. Or click on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Hardy/191214794250417 Hmm. “Like” me. That sounds immensely needy, but I am using the FB terminology rather than making a sobbing, emotional plea :o)