Sunday, April 18, 2010


I was not christened, I have never been to a church service that wasn't a wedding, in fact I am an atheist so when an Icelandic volcano erupts sending plumes of ash into the atmosphere and delaying air travel to Europe days before my beloved sister is due to leave me for two years it ALMOST makes me question whether there isn't some greater power out there granting my secret wishes.....naahhh!

In all seriousness I will be thrilled to wave M off once air travel is deemed safe once more - and not just for the promise of Krispy Kremes at the airport :) Travelling and living in a foreign city was the best thing that I ever did (apart from marrying the love of my life of course)and I cannot recommend it highly enough. So, even though it is with a very heavy heart, I am preparing to bid my little sister blister so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu.

On a brighter note (literally) I am undertaking the great task of making a technicolour dream cake for my cousin's upcoming 21st birthday party. Another of my fabulous cousins posted a photo of the glorious creation online (I have included it in this post also) and I have accepted the challenge and enlisted H as my assistant. The cake looks to be several layers of a firm sponge, each a different colour, each separated by a different coloured frosting, the entire thing frosted and coated with multi coloured 100s and 1000s! Sublime. It will either look very magical and Dr Seuss like....or it will all melt into a brown mess. Cousin L, who made the initial discovery has agreed to take full responsibility so I figure it's win win for me, I'll be the hero or it will be L's fault!

One last thing - thank you to everyone who has been supporting this blog. I haven't written anything for a while and several people have told me they missed it - yes they are all related to me but hey, they're the best kind of people!!