Today has been a busy day and also a climactic end to the Six Nations Rugby Tournament. My old Mum was triple Tena Ladied up and sitting on the edge of her orthopedic chair, ready for three rugby matches back to back. She was going nowhere and woe betide anyone who dared get between her and the television screen. You might of guessed, that my old Mum is a real rugby enthusiast.
I got to watch the Italy v Wales game and you might of thought Wales had it in the bag, but I left for milking at 3.15 pm with the Scotland v Ireland game at 3 : 17 in the first half and I thought Ireland might just do this. England playing France, I thought it would be hard to get enough points difference and I just come in the door to see England beat France, but not by enough points to lift the title, but my what a day of rugby which ended with Ireland doing enough to lift the title. I think more points were scored today than in the rest of the whole tournament, good to see tries being scored instead of games being won on penalties. What a warm up for the World Cup later on this year in the UK, bring it on.
Today I have been making cakes and I've had one of those cake making days when everything seems to go wrong. That is meant to be a red cricket ball cake, but as you may of observed, that it is pink.
I did not have enough red food colouring, to get it to look red and to top it, when I was trying to do the white stitching effect my piping bag decided to split, so the stitching is a bit haywire. All I can say though in my defense, is that the sponge tastes nice, as I made the shape by stacking two sponges and trimming around, so spare bits to taste and I put the rest of the trimmed off bits in the base of a trifle. Our son Bert is not worried and thinks it funny.
The other cake I made is for Tilly's Birthday tomorrow and she wanted a horse head. By the time I had done Bert's cake I was running out of steam, so just got a blob of brown royal icing and moulded it to a fashion into a horses head with some black royal icing for its mane. Tilly seemed happy with it, as she helped make it, putting the brown blob in its eye to make it look "more realistic" she told me.
This is not much of a dog blog tonight, but I am going to end with photos of the hopefully parents in waiting Smudge and Henry, who look a bit loved up with each other still. Henry does seem to be doting on her lately.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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