Monday, 3 January 2011

They grow up so fast.

Tomorrow is the Moomin's first day at school. I am excited for her, but also so sad that she isn't my baby any more. It's the foundation unit, so it's not "proper" school until September, but it's not nursery any more, and she'll be getting a uniform to wear, so it's close enough.

And to make things more complicated, a change in circumstances means that I need to change my hours at work so that I will be able to pick her up every day from school. But work aren't willing to drop my hours.... argh.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Whoopie New Year!

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year, and that by now your heads are back to normal!

As part of my Christmas present, Mr Deravelled bought me a recipe book full of recipes for whoopie pies, and a whoopie pie baking sheet. As I have never made whoopie pies before, I was eager to have a go. I set to work yesterday (with some help from the Moomin, of course!) and made chocolate pies with vanilla buttercream filling. And they are very yummy, if I do say so myself! I made 22 pies, and now only have 6 left, so they are proving very popular!! If you get a chance, pick up a copy of the whoopie pies book and have a go yourself!

It's back to work for most of us on Tuesday. Luckily Mr Deravelled and I have a weekend away in Scotland to look forward to for our wedding anniversary next weekend, and then my 30th birthday celebrations the weekend after that! I think it's important at this time of year to have things to look forward to. There's nothing worse than coming out of the party season looking at the whole grey month of January stretching out in front of you endlessly. Mr Deravelled and I have discussed booking a two week holiday away every January, so that by the time we get back the month will already be half over. Good plan, huh? ;)

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

Gemma xx