Less worries.Fewer things, people, pets, plants! to look after.....
Well I was very wrong.
That old tread mill is moving ever faster and
before I knew it, the boys birthday was upon me and no cake was made.
My gorgeous boys with no birthday cake could not happen.
In desperation I looked for inspiration and found it in my
Apples for Jam cook book
which I have shown you before.
I could not find a Pandoro cake this time of year so improvised with a chocolate sponge and jam sponge.
Then covered the pile of cake with melted white chocolate, coloured with orange food colouring.
The best bit was sticking on the all the sweeties!
Finished in no time.
Freddie & Rocco's
Frediwonk Rociponk Birthday Cake
Freddie's names on one side.
Rocco's name on the other.
They absolutely loved it, as you might imagine!
And still on the The Night Garden theme...
My night garden.
I booked a camping pitch at Blackberry Wood in Sussex.
A place I have always wanted to go.
But, alas no camper van's are allowed.
This meant real camping under canvas!
So a Bell Tent was ordered on EBay.
I have to have a dry run in the garden first.
Make sure that it is comfy enough!
So tent up in less than half and hour I then played one of my favourite games.
Yes he does think I am a big kid...
At first Mr N was not going to stay our there with me and security Guy.
He changed his mind and did, thankfully!
We both had a terrible nights sleep.
Our ponds waterfall was not so nice.
It kept me awake as I could not stop listening to it!
There was all sorts of bangs and weird noises going on.
I do feel a bit vulnerable under canvass, at least with the camper van you can lock the doors.
I just hope Guy's protective instinct works as well during the night.
Very comfy and surprisingly warm too.
It is just the dampness that I am not too keen on.
Still maybe the campfire and a little gas heater will help sort that out.
I am really looking forward to this two nighter in the woods.
I will send you a report as soon as.
The weather seems to have warmed a little
and dare I say the grey clouds and rain moved on.
Lets keep fingers crossed
that the second half of August and September
are a bit better than July!
Bye for now.