We had Mikes parents coming for afternoon tea yesterday and they always like a piece of cake with their afternoon cup of tea. The problem I normally have is that there is nothing that Harriet can eat and I have to spend the next hour trying to stop her trying to grab stuff off the table or attempt to entice her with something she blatantly doesn’t want as it doesn’t look anything like the cake everyone else is eating. So I decided to try and make a Lemon Drizzle Cake that Harriet could eat too. Having attempted to make cakes previously I was a little dubious but I was blown away at how delicious and easy it was to make this cake was. Not only that but Amelie ate about three bits which means it must have been good (Amelie has a hideous sweet tooth and would scoff a whole packet of biscuits given a chance). It was light and fluffy not a bad match on a traditional Lemon Drizzle Cake and made a perfect afternoon tea cake. This is definitely a recipe we will be making again.
For what is a traditionally quiet month, January in our house is panning out to be a bit manic. It feels like we don’t go anywhere for months at time then suddenly we are busy every weekend for weeks at a time.
This weekend we joined some friends on the Friday for a curry, Saturday I was out with for a small re-union with some of my girly friends from school. Hard to believe but I left school 20 years ago this year. Then Sunday night we went to my parents for supper. All told it was a pretty hectic weekend. I have decided that two nights out on the trot is just something that with small children I can no longer cope with. By the way I am sorry to disappoint but I am not participating in dry for January.
Sunday morning we decided to make the most of the weather and went for a walk through the village and along the bottom of the cliffs. It was such a glorious day that we just had to take advantage of it. Our walk is something Mike has been trying to get out to do for a while. It was made even better by the fact that I was joined by one of my oldest and dearest friends from school. I just love this girl so much. I don’t see her for ages – sometimes years, sometimes months but when we do it’s like we quite literally pick up where we left off.
What did everyone else get up to this weekend?