Well ok , I seem to have developed a 'better late than never' policy towards blogging specific events. So today I have the photos from Viv's baby shower...most of the sweet food was actually Kate's handiwork, as I spent so much time panicking over the previous night's requirements that I didn't have enough left to fulfill my baking promises for this event. I managed a chocolate caramel slice , some greenish coconut ice, russian fudge, and mini ginger cupcakes with lemon icing. Kate, on the other hand, made pikelets, Belgian bikkies, yo-yos, chocolate chip cookies, and a lemon and yogurt cake, ...and I may have missed something else out there!
I'm not sure who provided the savouries but they were super yummy too, lovely club sandwiches and cheesy i'm-not-sure-what-you-call-them 's, all in little portions and set out very beautifully. It was all very high tea and pretty-ish and lots of fun. We played a few games...like estimating the size of Viv's baby belly (apparently not nearly as big as most of us thought! ) and matching celebrities to their babies...I got one out of ten right -they were all guesses (can you tell?) - which just goes to show that I have not been reading nearly enough trashy magazines lately!
Rory and Mila were also there, although Rory was having a bit of an off day, too many strangers, so we left a bit early, while everyone was playing 'guess how much the baby will weigh and what day he will arrive and what his name will be...?'. I doubt I would have had much of a clue on all that anyway..
Viv looked amazing - and no, i'm not just saying that - I guess all I can compare it to is my own pregnancy, but she didn't look at all how I felt at that stage (ie swollen and puffy and obese)...definitely a glowing mummy-to-be. My photography skills did not extend to people very well, so I might just chuck the food pictures in...
And in other non-baking related news....I bought a book from the Hospice Shop in Takapuna the other day (I also really wanted a Holly Hobby cloth picture - super cute - but I didn't have enough pocket money ) and I thought I would share a few pages with you. It was written in 1950 I think...posing as 'bedtime stories', but boy, Uncle Arthur really wants to give us a guilt trip about all our faults and petty behaviours...and this is for children! The fact that each story is indexed under the title 'lesson' says it all...But I love the styling, the decorative inside cover, the fancy (appalling) couloured picture pages...quite fun. I shall be reading it nightly to my outrageously undisciplined children...God and Uncle Arthur will have them sorted in no time!
|...then he made this freaky baby|
One more project to report on, coming really soon! Truly!