This afternoon I've been busy wrapping his presents and making him a chocolate birthday cake. He may be almost 23 but I still wouldn't be able to let a birthday go by without 'THE cake'!
Unfortunately both Sophie and I are working tomorrow afternoon and evening so it will have to be a birthday lunch – I'm thinking 'tricolore' followed by cake. Don't think I'll bother with the candles though, wouldn't want the smoke detector going off!
So this weekend I wil be getting the Christmas cake(s) made – one for home and one for QVC, and also continuing with the Christmas wrapping - the present variety rather than the vocalising. Notice I said 'continuing with'? One of the benefits of having Sophie living at home is that she is a dab hand at present wrapping … as Tesco say, every little helps!
Incidentally, in case you were wondering, Sophie's room is still unbelievably tidy … MOST of the time.
We are having both my Mum and Chris's Mum down for Christmas this year and I was wondering if any of you have any ideas for something a bit different to try rather than just steamed sprouts and broccoli, and roast carrots and parsnips??? Any suggestions gratefully received!
Must dash, got to get ready for the Butler & Wilson TSV tonight!