So a day in the life. I should probably be keeping the words to a minimum but I never have mastered brevity so this might be a long one...
7am strong black coffee, still too nuclear hot to drink and I'm in the kitchen straining brambles to make a bramble and elderflower jelly to top a cheesecake. I should have had the coffee first. I used a stupidly fine sieve and it took ages.
There is no picture for 8am because at this time on a school day I am running around trying to wash and dress whilst persuading smudge that she does actually need to wear pants every day and trying to find where the sodding hairbrush is this time. This morning it was in the drawer where it should live, which is why it took so long to find it. Neither of us thought to look there.
9am smudge is at school the dog has been walked and I've got the washing on the line. Am ignoring the big black clouds and going with the metcheck weather app on my phone and crossed fingers.
10am No this wouldn't be me procrastinating. This is me downloading audiobooks so that I can expand my mind whilst I cook.
11am Have escaped the clutches of the computer and made some pastry. Yep I am watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the ipad while I cook. If you have a problem with that I can show you the moves I've learned...
12 noon After a bit of a panic when I realised I forgot to buy or order the ribs I was trying to marinade I'm back from a fast cycle to the butchers with ribs.
1pm Pasty rolled and resting in the fridge again ready for blind baking and becoming a Mississippi mud pie. Yes that is the bottom of my ipad and yes I'm watching another Buffy the Vampire Slayer. No I didn't actually listen to any of the books I downloaded. I watched Buffy and danced to cheesy Friday radio.
2pm Online shop has been delivered and the kitchen is a riot. Check out the amount of fresh ginger I managed to order - rather relieved that fresh ginger freezes well.
3pm Sitting on a wall in the sunshine with an old, tired and smelly mutt waiting for smudge to come out of school.
4pm Smudge is off trying her damnedest to kill herself on roller skates so I'm back in the kitchen again. Marinating a shoulder of pork. I'm slow roasting it overnight for dinner with friends on Saturday.
5pm Still in the kitchen, have probably made enough coleslaw for the entire internet. But with homemade mayonnaise and a special top secret recipe (yeah I'll probably blog about it another day) I'm sure I'll manage to palm it off somehow.
6pm Had of course made way too much pastry so made g and smudge a mince pie for their tea. I'm being angelic so no pastry for me.
There are no photos for 7pm, 8pm and 9pm because I was eating, drinking coffee, bathing a small smelly person and then enjoying sitting down way to much to go find a phone to take a picture of me sitting down.
10pm Chocolate cupcakes out of the oven. Lined up neatly so that the 12 vanilla cupcakes in the oven can cool beside them.
11pm Pig going into the oven. Night night pig, sleep tight, I know I'm going to!