Today was the last day of my vacation. Terence and I are both back to work tomorrow. My lucky boys still have another ten days before they restart school next week. I will miss them while I am at work all day. It doesn’t seem so bad when they are at school but I feel sad when I have to go to work knowing they are at home.
It has been a fairly productive holiday. I edited most of my WIP, Through the Nethergate which is now 65 000 words. I find editing takes longer than the actual writing. Do other writers find that or is it just me?
I also made and photographed the five baked items for my new Sir Choc book, Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five story and cookbook and read and reviewed eight poetry books for the poetry readathon. I still have three poetry books to read and four to review. The poetry readathon has been great, I have really enjoyed investigating so many different styles of writing.
Today was my Dad’s birthday party. I made him a vanilla milk cake with egg custard butter icing (delicious). The icing makes this cake. If you would like the recipe for the icing, you will find it here: https://bakeandwrite.co.za/baking-egg-custard-vanilla-butter-icing/
The final cake looked like this:
Now that Christmas and New Year are over, I have all the birthdays to look forward to. They are all in a row starting with my Dad and then my nephew, Ben (6 Jan), sister, Cath (25 Jan), niece, Emily (27 Jan) and Michael (30 Jan). Michael is turning 13 so I will have two teenage boys. Wow!
I decided on an idea for Michael’s 13th birthday cake. It will be a boy asleep in his messy bed. I made the boy today and I am quite pleased with how it turned out:
Moaner Michael said he does not sleep with his mouth open. That is what he thinks! I might give this character headphones and an iphone. That would be quite apt.
To all of you going back to work tomorrow, have a wonderful week and remember, money is nice to have [wink!]