Sunday, 17 October 2010


Filling the muffin cups
I had visitors yesterday. My friend and her two children dropped by in a a whirlwind of things to do and things I want because you have it. It was good fun though, although a proper conversation gets lost a bit among all the demands for more cake, drinks, visits to the toilet. Sophie had decided she didn't like them one bit (even though she stayed downstairs for the duration, the only one not budging from 'her' home!) and would on occasion hiss at the little boy if he came too close.

The little girl (well, she's soon to be six) and I made muffins for everybody. I had matching aprons and the result was really good. By the time my friend and her children left, the muffins were all gone, I had two drawings to hang on the wall and lots of photos of me that my friend took of me (I deleted most of them, this time they were awful, nothing like the one in my header).

Tomorrow it's back to the real world: work work work. And I so don't want to...


  1. Ah, looks lots of fun. One of my regrets is that I didn't do more cooking with my daughter. But the plus of that is that she now (aged 28) bakes a lot and is very good at it. One way of being different from her mother?

  2. I love the kitchen! I hate ornate cupboards and want some like yours. Your aprons are cool too. Do you read October farm? the blog has a delicious pumpkin pie cake to bake.

  3. Looks like it was a day filled with fun! That picture you did post is adorable. Love the aprons.

  4. Almost six -- a perfect age to learn to cook. I will always remember when my nieces were that age and what fun it was to bake with them.
    I love the matching aprons. Did you make them? And I love the picture of the two of you.
    A lovely post, Mara.
    Luv, K

  5. The muffins are all gone = good sign.

  6. The matching aprons caught my eye immediately. Very sunshiny.


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