Hello my lovelies! It’s not the nicest spring day out there. But we can cheer ourselves with something nice to eat and the company of friends. Today’s picture is a memory of sunnier days. This week I eased back into things after my holiday. I taught my second bread class. I resisted the call of cake and then finally gave in. And I’ve started planning for Christmas. Don’t be grinchy. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or so I’ve heard.
I’ve had a bit of a slow week. Going back to getting up on time is never fun. Having a few gorgeous sunny days at the start of the week didn’t help. It’s hard to stay on task when the weather is beckoning you outside. I made sure I got outside on my lunch breaks. Need to get that vitamin D. Otherwise I’ve just been marching on.
I had my second bread class this Saturday. I’m starting to get the feel for it. We had a smaller group this time so it was less rushed getting through everything. I even met a fellow GBB baker who had come along. We’ve had some chats on Facebook and it was wonderful to meet her in person. For some reason it’s always raining when class is on. Good weather to be inside making delicious things. I do feel a bit bread-ed out for a few days afterwards. Don’t worry it’s not permanent.
I had been craving cake for days. On Sunday I finally gave in and made a banana cake. I find (unsurprisingly) that I crave different baked good textures as often as I crave the flavour of things. I’m not that big on candy or lollies. I can do without chocolate most of the time. But sometimes you just want a slice of tender, fluffy cake. I also feel compelled to make and eat good cake whenever I have eaten mediocre or terrible cake. Balancing the cake in the universe. Updating my most recent cake memory. Life’s too short to be disappointed by cake.
You guys. Christmas is only 11 weeks away. Don’t look at me like that. Christmas is my jam. You’re laughing now. I’ll be living it up later. The only way to get 5 friends together during December is to set the date in October. Friendmas is a go. Just need to book flights home for family Christmas. In mid November fruit cakes will be baked. Brandy will be drizzled. Liberally. Then there’s cookies to bake, gifts to make and wrap, events to go to, decorations to festoon, crackers to make and cards to send. I’m excited just thinking about it. Bring it on. In NZ we aren’t distracted by pesky Thanksgiving. After Halloween it’s a downhill ride to Santa-town.
Eat good cake. Get organised. Look after each other.