The beginning of the week was spent rehearsing and performing with my local youth orchestra. It’s always a mixture of enjoyable and frustrating. The whole orchestra could be so good if everyone turned up to all the rehearsals. I can see the conductor getting frustrated having to repeat himself constantly and the people who do… Read More What I did this week, Y1W51: Christmas!!
I really thought that something had gone wrong with my week counting but I’ve just looked at the calendar and it’s worked out! A definite proof that miracles happen 🙂 They put the Christmas tree up in Trafalgar Square on Monday and although it wasn’t lit it still looked cool – and arrived from Norway… Read More What I did this week, Y1W48: A cold snap
I did all day babysits on Monday and Tuesday this week which mainly involved cake. Monday’s cake was a Nigella Halloween number. The actual cake came out like a sort of thick pancake and I made the icing wrong so it hadn’t even set by the next day but the seven-year-old boy I was looking… Read More What I did this week: Y1W42: A lot of cake
I made dampfnudels on Monday – those dumpling/bun things from bake off. They turned out really well considering the disasters that occurred on bake off and how I am incapable of following a recipe without altering it. I just always think I could make it better! Either that or I don’t have the right ingredients.… Read More What I did this week, Y1W40: Bake off cooking and a lizard in the house
The first thing that happened to me this week was that I had Still Falling For You by Ellie Goulding going around my head for days after going to see Bridget Jones’s Baby on Sunday night. The film was so good though and Ed Sheeran was a lot better than I thought he would be.… Read More What I did this week, Y1W38: So many apples
Monday was my brother’s first day of school. Having your first day of school at sixteen is definitely going to be very different to having your first day when you are four. I think he enjoyed it but trying to get my brother to tell you anything is a bit like trying to get our internet… Read More What I did this week, Y1W36: Edible or not?
I rehearsed for my local orchestra nearly every day this week. The program was pretty tough so the practice was definitely required. Due to so many people not turning up until the concert day itself I think the concert could definitely have gone better but is was a great effort. I played principle clarinet in Shostakovich 5… Read More What I did this week, Y1W28: First night of the Proms
Last Sunday I played a doubles tournament with my friend. We lost our first match which was annoying but we hadn’t played together since last August. We managed to get our mojo back and win our second and third matches though. In the evening I went back to my friend’s house and we watched the… Read More What I did this week, Y1W6: Bomb scare
My brother and the mothership are basically gluten free (although not coeliac) and so we do a lot of gluten free cooking. Before they went gluten free we used to have muffins quite a lot, normally with raspberries or blackcurrants in them. If a cake recipe uses melted butter rather than creamed butter then you… Read More Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
Ok, so the current house we live in (number 13) is probably one of the warmest ever. House number 12 should have been the warmest because we had underfloor heating in every room but the thermostats kept breaking so the bedrooms were mostly freezing cold. The kitchen in this house is warm around the Aga… Read More The Realities of Living in This House During the Winter