What a busy day l had yesterday. Firstly there was the Birthday Badger episode, and l have to say that badger outfit is getting just a bit tight these days! No, no l am only joking, l do not lurk round Ayrshire decked out like a monochrome mammal.
Anyway l then did my usual run, came home and decided to bake a cake for Idgy, a chocolate cake! Now it is lucky that l did a wee trial run on the candles on the cake. No, have not completely lost the plot here. I had bought these two fancy 'candle fountain' things. They are about four inches long and shiny sparkly silver (always attracts the magpie in me), according to the one line instructions 'light the end, plunge point into cake and retire 1m'. 6 extra long matches later l am no nearer the sparkling fountain. I merely have a silver thing with well blackened end and a kitchen full of smoke. Decide to take firm action. Pull the spike off the end and try lighting that. Wow that works, quickly plunge it into cake to access effect – hellish, looks like an oil rig in the North Sea, just a silly firey flame, where is the sparkling fountain. Oil rig fire fades far quicker that it took to light the damn thing. Bin offending and offensive failed fountains and hunt for traditional candles. Find the ten used last year and arrange on cake. Did our girl comment on the lack of number eleven – no, she is far too nice for that. Must say, traditional candles do look (and work) best.
Then label 50 Tweedy Pies for Christmas and venture forth into the garden. Sort out slug damaged veggies with replacements, do some serious weeding and general tidy up out there.
Idgy home from school so time for that cake and Idgy's idea of champagne, Lorina cranberry and limeade .
Off into town. Quick rush round the boring things like errands in B&Q etc and then tea at Pizza Hut. Mega pig out with no regard whatsoever for ever being able to get into own jeans again far less any obscure animal outfits!
Then the cinema. What a fabulous film – Night at the museum 2 with that funny, funny man Ben Stiller. If you are into fun films that kids like but adults enjoy too, then you will love this one. Silly, funny, full of action and drama, just entertainment. A cinema full of kids and adults laughing out loud, a tonic.
9pm, back home again and sew poppy brooches for 2 hours before falling into bed. Slept like a log……………….