Well, Thursday night saw me baking with my 2 boys aged 8 and nearly 10 - I reckon it must be a couple of years since we baked together, I guess I thought they might have outgrown it, but when I suggested it, they both jumped at the chance. We decided to bake rock cakes from Jane Brockets lovely book 'the Gentle Art of Domesticity' - except I had no nutmeg, so I used cinnamon instead, and I ran out of plain flour so I did half and half with self raising, and I had no raisins/sultanas, so I chucked in mixed dried fruit, and I left out the lemon zest (um..... so not Jane's recipe at all then really!) but they were really nice, especially eaten still warm and Callum took one to school today in his pack up - so it must have got the thumbs up.
Secondly, I have a big thank you to say to Vanessa at Just Originals when Tim phoned me at work to say a pink bag had come through the post from Retford, I could hardly wait to get home! - When I opened the package, I could smell Lavender, and thought 'well it must be because she works with it all the time' - but no, Vanessa had popped one of her lovely lavendar sachets in with the pinnies as well as a lovely button heart - so thank you Vanessa, it was a lovely surprise, and the pinnies are great - here is Georgia modelling hers, and finding it very funny! - For those who missed my previous post, the pinny was part of a swap we did for one of my bunnies. Which leads me on to my second piece of news - I put one of the bunnies I made in my shop window, and sold it today for £15! - I'm now thinking that I may make some more and start selling on Etsy or Ebay but I haven't decided yet. Hope you all have a good weekend - Natalie x