Thursday, 24 November 2016
Although I am feeling a bit brighter, I still haven't shaken this nasty bug off. I'm still on anti-biotics, but I think the bug is still in my body causing problems as when I went to one of the Units today to have a change around of stock, I broke into a real sweat walking backwards and forwards with various bits of furniture and boxes of china. It was the same this afternoon when we loaded the car for the first of three back-to-back Fairs. I wish we didn't have to do them as my husband is unwell too (same bug) only he's about 3 or 4 days behind me and standing around in the cold for the next three days isn't going to bring any health benefits! Ah well, needs must, and if tomorrow turns out to be quiet, we shall pack up early and at least we will be packed for the next couple of days so don't have to start over.
This afternoon was my last opportunity to do some baking for the Fairs (I always take cake to share round amongst friends). The top cake is a simple Lemon Drizzle, but it's Lemon and Lime as I had both to use up. It turned out well, though it got forgotten for 20 minutes beyond it's allotted span in the oven as I was watching Bargain Hunt on tv. (One of our vices).
It was one of those days for baking mishaps, and this was a rather dismal failure as it got overbeaten (the mixer turned itself on when I was out of the room!) and the cracks are probably due to the mixture being too wet. This was because when I was heating up the fat and syrup/treacle, I got distracted and it boiled over (BAD), and I added more fat to make up for what I had lost all over the stove, so I guess I got the balance wrong. Ah well, let's hope it tastes OK. It is a Chocolate Fruited Gingerbread.
I have the dates for Tricia's cremation, and then funeral. I can only do one, so will be going to her funeral/spreading of her ashes. I forgot to ask whether it was family flowers only, donations to charity, or what - my mind was thinking about the funeral and so I suppose I have been distracted all day long.
Doh, just gone to check my emails and got an order confirmation from My Hermes for the parcel I'm having picked up tomorrow, and I suddenly realized I'd not printed off their labels. I think I need an early night.