I have two things that I will be starting my new year with that I am very excited about!
The first is this camera! I will be receiving this in the post hopefully on Wednesday and I can’t wait to get snapping, particularly of the beautiful scenery on our doorstep.
The second was actually a Christmas present, which arrived yesterday. It is the first issue of a years subscription to Good Food Magazine. As soon as I opened it I pored over all of the recipes and was immediately inspired to revolutionise our weekday meals. So watch this space as I’ll share any recipes that are worth doing!
Now, an appeal for help. Our church is having a Promise Auction in a couple of weeks and I’ve promised a ‘lot’ of three loads of baking throughout the year for whoever gets the winning bid – they can request the type of cake/s whenever they like throughout the year . I’m going to attempt to tempt any bidders with a free cake/tart on the night – so any recipes that you would like to share would be most appreciated! I go through phases of having new years resolutions and one of my ‘resolutions’ is to try and make sweet pastry to widen my baking repartee (which I’m hoping to achieve quickly!)
Lastly, just a funny Mr B bit of sleep excitement. The sleeptalking hasn’t happened for a while but the night before last he woke me up with some funny whimpering noises he was making in his sleep. I quickly got the impression that he was having a bad dream because the whimpering got louder and louder before he then upped himself onto his elbows and proceeded to punch the pillow as he let out a massive scream! (I’m surely Mr B would describe ‘scream’ as ‘manly shout’ ) However Mr B did defend himself as he said the scream was as he woke up as he was worried that he would have ended up punching me – so I’m definitely glad that his whimpering was loud enough to wake me up!