Friday, 20 May 2011
On my earlier post I mentioned I had been baking when I got home from work last night. I wanted to give a treat for my work mates as all the big bosses are at a meeting in Yorkshire today so hopefully it will be a fairly chilled out day. I made one of my classic sponge cakes I used a 60z vanilla sponge receipt divided it between two tins to give a thinner cake, filled it with raspberry jam, fresh whipped double cream and fresh raspberries, then sandwiched together and dusted with icing sugar. What a glorious way to finish off the week, I hope they like it.
Well despite the recent wet weather we have had, yesterday turned out to be quite pleasant, I managed to grab a few minutes in the garden after doing some more baking when I got home from work. On the way to the garden I took a picture of the bougainvillea we have in our conservatory and thought I would share the wonderful flowers and colour it currently has. This was given to us by our next door neighbour who owns a florist shop and she and Kevin had been talking about his time in Australia (long before he met me)and that outside his Uncles house there was one of these plants growing. As you can imagine out there they would be quite big as they love the hot sunny weather, although I don't think ours has done too bad as we have had flowers on it each year since we have had it.