Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Back to reality

Well, I'd love to stay and write a while, but I'm too stupid-busy. Whenever I get back from my hols and back into the humdrum, I realise what a rollercoaster my life really is..

Instead, I am going to tell you what you can expect to see here in the next few weeks to whet your appetite and keep you coming back for more.. and no, it's not porn.. it just sounds like it.

Number one: Marathon training  - I signed up to run Kielder Marathon in October remember ? So, I guess I had better get training.. BB is trying to coordinate my 'nutrition' so before/after today's run I tried out a litre of Gatorade and a protein Powerbar. Yukm.

Number two: Cupcake's birthday cake - A lovely heart-shaped strawberry-festooned thingy. One day I'll post a photo.

Number three: A review of Shape Up Trainers by Skechers. A birthday gift from BB to be worn every morning on my 30 minute walk to work. I wore them for the first time today, and all I can say is that I find it amazing that these shoes actually make my bottom hurt. I can feel my glutes working so hard, it's not even funny. Right now, I'm dreading that walk tomorrow morning.

Number four: Croquembouche Go on, google it - I dare you ! This is the cake that my lovely Em has 'challenged' me to make for the most important day of her life - yes, in just 17 days time. Yes, you heard me correctly. Have I made one of these before ? No. Can I make caramel ? No. Can I spin sugar ? No. Can I build horrendous pyramid shapes on the morning of a wedding ? No. Do I know what base I am standing it all on ? No. Can I back out now, purleaseeeee ? No. Seventeen day folks, seventeen days. Pray for me.

Number five: Eleven plus tests CC is preparing for the eleven plus tests which will get her into a good school. It's a nightmare, it's stressful, it's expensive. I've still got six months of it - and no guarantee of a place at the coveted educational institution.

Number six: Pets  CC is desperate for a dog or guinea pigs or preferably both. Saturday we will go to the The London Pet Show just to have a look and let her stroke some 'furry friends'. We are already bunny babysitting for a couple of weeks at the end of May - maybe that will satisfy the pet thing. Tonight she showed me the most touching powerpoint presentation (I think that has to be the best candidate for an oxymoron if ever there was one),  she had made saying how she will love them, and groom them, and feed them and give them water (note the lack of walks for the dog tho - and poo-picking) Kids eh ? Photos of rabbits and guinea pigs.. coming soon.

Number seven: The ironing .... and it's calling.

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