Main job for today was defrosting the big freezer in the garage. It's not romantic or sexy, but hey, it's my life, give me a break!
While I shuffled back and forth with buckets of icy water, my DH & No.1 Son tried to turn the wilderness of our back garden into something a bit more dignified. I'm not entirely sure why it is, that all I can manage to grow is Dandelions, but our rabbits never complain. They just love them.
The rabbits hutch has moved place in the garden temporarily, in preparation for work to take place on the fence. Previously they were right next to the fence and now they live right over the garden steps! This should give them a chance to ruin a completely different part of the garden. Hey ho!
After I finished scraping the plastic off until my oven racks were gleaming again
and so as not to disappoint No.2 Son, I did attempt another cake today. This one was a bit of a cheat as it was out of a packet. It's been in the cupboard quite a while but I haven't had the courage to give it a go. Just one more stupid question, perhaps all you lovely ladies can help me with. When I cracked one of the eggs it had lots of red blobs in it. It wasn't egg shell, as the break on the shell was quite clean, so is this Ok?
The mixture was quite runny when it went into the tray
and although it was quite level when it went in the oven, it didn't seem to rise evenly. Is this something I did or do they always go like that?
It seemed to taste Ok, although DH & No.2 Son gave me some tips for "improvement". I don't know whether they think I am actually looking for constructive criticism - I'm NOT! It didn't look so bad though once I put the topping on.
Having made one card already, I wonder if you can guess who for, I am now planning to dedicate myself to an evening of cardmaking, while I look out and admire the mess that is my back lawn.