My jeans are too tight! All this home baking and teenagers that constantly need to eat means that there’s way more food in my life than normal!! Beely made an incredible chocolate cake last week, which we ended up having for breakfast the following couple of days just to make space back in the fridge… needs must and all that! Thank goodness for KitchenAid – I’ve got my sights on the hand mixer next!!
On top of that, I bought the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser and Hot Chocolate sachets just as lockdown started, as I thought a little hot chocolate here and there would be much appreciated. I hadn’t thought of the ensuing whipped cream and marshmallows… it’s soooo good! I was over doing Mum’s supper the other night and she was watching James Martin re-runs, in which he baked a no-flour chocolate roulade. It was AMAZING!! I don’t actually want to eat it, as I’m not a fan of roulade, I just want to try it out. I’ve always thought it looks such a challenge to perfect the roll so I’m currently scouring the internet for the recipe, not very successfully I might add!
It’s a good job we live on the side of a field, no-phone walks and just chatting together are some of the best bits of lockdown for me. On this walk, we reminisced our favourite holiday moments, it was fabulous. I don’t think I’ve walked this much in years, although the last couple of weeks I’ve done an equal amount of hanging around in the garden as the weather has been just glorious.
We got the garden Jenga out the other day and ended up creating “extreme dominoes”, we even managed one run down the patio steps! It was hilarious, there were so many times that while building one of us got in the way of the brick and the whole lot started off, the simple pleasures of life, hey? I used to love building domino runs, it’s been so fun to reconnect with games of old, I’ve even started a jigsaw – something I’ve NEVER had the patience to do!
In the meantime, I hope you are keeping well and managing to keep your head up during this lockdown. Thank you for all of your wonderful messages of love and thanks during this time as we continue to bring to you entertainment, company plus various treats and solutions for being at home right now – although like me, remember to step away from the chocolate!
Much love as always
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