Saturday, 10 April 2010

Spring has arrived!

Hurray! What a marvellous day today has been. I decided to take the day off work to spend it with Izzy because she is off on a snowboarding holiday tomorrow, and the weather couldn't have been finer (I don't know about you, but sunshine always notches up my mood a couple of gears).

The day started in the kitchen (that desolate wasteland at the back of my house) with us baking 'Dora the Explorer' cakes. Yep, the brand Dora even has its own range of cakes. Even weirder than that though, was seeing me in the kitchen looking like a domestic goddess and baking....... I nearly came out in a rash.

Pic.No.1. Izzy baking cakes - total carnage

It all started off swimmingly until the ingredients came out. And then I wished that I had picked an activity that wouldn't require me to power-wash the walls of the kitchen afterwards. I have never known anything like it, and I can tell you now, the demon ingredient is icing sugar. It is supplied as a fine powder which only needs someone to gently breathe on it to create airborne clouds of the stuff. It was like chemical warfare without the chemicals.

Nevertheless, because I am a saintly soul, I allowed the carnage to continue because Izzy was enjoying herself so much. I did note one thing whilst Izzy was baking though - she seemed to enjoy the process of baking more than the end result, and suffice to say, I will now have to chomp my way through 12 Dora cakes, whilst she disappears off on holiday!

After finally finishing the kitchen deep-clean, I decided to take advantage of the sunshine by taking Izzy and Naughty George for a walk, and take a look at these pictures that prove Spring has properly arrived:

 Pic.No.2 Naughty George and Izzy in a field in the sunshine

Pic.No.3 Izzy's daisy chain. I made it, it broke, she cried

 Pic.No.4 Red Admiral butterflies all over the place

 Pic.No.5 Budding leaves on a bush in a field

 Pic.No.6 Blossoming trees and daffodils on Forest Hill village green

Pic.No.7 Naughty George decided to make the most of the nice weather by going outside to eat the rotting scraps of food from the compost bin


  1. I could be wrong, but I'd say that you have a certain fondness for this daughter of yours! ;-)

    Great to see you out and about in the sun. xxx


  2. Oh yeh..... she is the best thing since sliced bread!


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