I received a Christmas card today from my dear fiend and fellow blogger, Elaine from foodbod. It was such a lovely surprise ,so unexpected and just so lovely and sweet just like Elaine herself.
I feel so privileged to have made such wonderful friends on WordPress, everyone has been so welcoming, so encouraging, it’s like we are all united in this little world of ours.
With Christmas only 8 sleeps away I want to take this moment to acknowledge all the things that I am so grateful for, my children, my family, my husband, my pets, my friends, my colleagues and every single person that I have had the honour of meeting on WordPress. Thank you all for making my life so wonderful, I truly am a very lucky woman to have you all in my life.
Is there such a thing as too much partying ? If you asked me last month I would have said “No Way “, but ask me tonight after I have been out every single night this week and I am starting to think there actually could be such a thing as too much partying.
The Christmas lead up is always a busy time of year, it’s a time to catch up with family and friends exchange presents and Christmas cards.
I’m feeling excited but so so tired and there are still 21 sleeps left till Christmas.
Caught up with some friends this evening, for what seems to have become our annual get together. Although we don’t see each other as often as we would like it always feels like we just pick up where we left off. It is very rare to have friendships like ours that just work. Every time we get together we just laugh and laugh and talk and talk, it is the ultimate girls night out, great company, nice food, champagne and chocolate what could possibly be better.
Well believe it or not I have managed to keep Herman The German Friendship cake alive for 10 whole days and this morning I finally got to baking.
Instead of making Herman into a cake though, I decided to be a little adventurous and make him into muffins because that way it would be easier to share.
I also substituted the apples, raisins and cinnamon for cocoa and choc chips.
The end product was I am told very tasty , however true to form I did burn my cupcakes but I was able to quickly camouflage that with some choc icing .
It has been a lot of fun having Herman around, and the kids have loved it too. If you are lucky enough to be offered a Herman the German Friendship Cake like I was, take the challenge, it is a rewarding experience one I will remember fondly.
Herman the friendship cake
Today I was given a friendship cake!! His name is Herman and he is a German sourdough cake that is past on by friends.
So how it works is this, my friend Tasi gave me Herman in a plastic container along with a print out of the instructions that I need to follow.
On day one Herman needs to be placed in a large mixing bowl and covered loosely with a tea towel, for the next two days Herman must be stirred (if Herman stops bubbling he will die) on day four Herman gets hungry so you must feed him with a cup of plain flour a cup of sugar and a cup of milk. On day five, six, seven and eight stir him again. On day 9 divide Herman into four equal portions one for you to cook, and three to pass on to friends.
On day ten finishing preparing your Herman cake, cook and enjoy.
What an awesome concept, a friendship cake that is not only yummy but fun as well.
It’s only day one for our Herman the German Sourdough cake and the whole family is happy to have him here, let’s just hope we don’t kill him.
After a lovely dinner with the girls, it’s nice to come home to a quiet house, the kids fast asleep, hubby happy watching the cricket.
Time to snuggle up with my beautiful DT and catch up on what’s been happening in the blogosphere. Happy Friday every one.
Feeling quite content at the moment. Even though Harry lost both his soccer games tonight in the City 7’s competition, the boys he played against were just awesome.
They were older, stronger, bigger and they played superbly, yet they were not at all full of themselves, instead they were encouraging, helpful and inspiring.
The first game was against the under 14 reining champions, this team has only lost one game all winter season. The second game was against an under 13 team and they too were very good. Our boys are only under 12’s but tonight they matched it with the best of them.
I think our boys learnt a lot tonight. I think they learnt what true sportsmanship really is and I hope that the loss doesn’t not affect them, the scores were not a true reflection of how well they played. And I know that all the parents were proud as punch.