But anyway. To make it up to you, allow me to show you some cakes I've made in the last few weeks, aka my busy season where, in the space of 10 or so days, my dad, grandad and mum were all born. Super inconsiderate of them, if you ask me, but there you go! My dad's came first, and this is the magnificence that was his cake:
Yeah, that's a funfetti cake! An unknown and unimaginably excellent concept that I only discovered maybe a month ago, and so of COURSE I had to make one. It was really delish, too. And then, for my grandad was his favourite:
Chocolate Orange cake, which I very much forgot to take a picture of before we put the candles in (whoops!) but which, to be fair, is the only one I could be bothered to instagram, so... yeah, not too shabby! And then finally, and most recently:
My mum's Peanut Butter Cake, which I fully failed to get a good picture of, but which, apparently, was rather tasty (I am a big non-fan of basically all nuts, so I had to make chocolate cupcakes for me and my cousin's kid who's too little for peanuts, but that was still sooo good) and for which I have to thank Joy the Baker because I totally got the recipe out of her cookbook.
So anyway. Caaaaake. But also Friday (which was my mum's birthday) was her fourth session of chemo, which was a little bit of a bummer (chemo on your birthday? No thanks!) but couldn't really be helped, and, well, we overcame as best we could! The important thing is, only two more to go! Which felt like an impossible milestone when it started like 9 weeks ago, so YAY for that, at least.
But other than the hospital this week? Well, let's see. There was some much needed catching up with a couple of old friends, some also much needed tidying, a tiny bit of tennis watching (but don't even get me started on ITV4 turning off Nadal's match to show Andy Murray's, because ARGHOMFG SO ANNOYING) and also, the cake baking. Thursday was literally an entire day of baking, which was actually pretty fun but really really tired me out! Plus it made me sad because, well, no licking the bowl because peanuts=gross!
Surprisingly there's been very little reading this week (something to do with not having that much time to sit outside, which is, you know, disappointing) and this is what led me to my revelation (you're going to be so disappointed by this revelation that it's ridiculous. But it was really like 'oh!' in my head at the time!) So I haven't been reading much, which means I haven't been finishing books, which means I basically have nothing to post about. I mean, I literally have one Stephen King post to write and that's IT. Which isn't that big of an issue, but, well, I like to have things to post! So anyway, I was thinking, 'omg, I'm going to have to read loads and why can't I finish a book and mleurgh' when I suddenly realised that oh! Next week is Armchair BEA week, and I therefore don't even need to post any reviews or anything because they've already put up topics of things I can write about.
It was a big fucking relief, let me tell you!
But seriously, I am quite excited about Armchair BEA- last time I stumbled upon it by accident, on the day it started, and I didn't really know what the hell I was doing, so I feel slightly more prepared this year, and ready to visit other blogs and things like that, so yeah, exciting! Also a tiny claim to fame for Armchair BEA right here is that it led Alice to find Alley's blog because I said it was amazing (which it is) so I feel privileged to have 'introduced' them *cue romantic music because we're all in love with each other's blogs*. So there's totally that. I'm pretty sure you're still allowed to join in because, well, I did on the first day last year, so if it's something you're interested in then head over there now to sign up!
So, that's kind of what I'll be doing this week. In real life... I don't know, perhaps things will happen. I'm hoping to go and see Dark Shadows at some point, but we'll see if that happens; and other than that I just want it to not rain (which it seems like it's going to) so I can read outside and have things to post about for the week after next, when there'll be no Armchair BEA to save me! Oh, the horror!