Tonight I hosted a little get together of the people I have come to love and trust in my area. New and old friends, Mum and my own family were invited to taste my dish, for which I will be making in round one at ITV's Britains Best Dish on Friday.
Here is said dish. Spiced fruit swirl with cinnamon custard (obv custardless at this point)
Its weird but in all the 8 years we have been here, we have never had a social gathering like this and this was significantly obvious due to the lack of plates we had to go around. Thankfully our lovely neighbour, Jennie, obliged us with spares and the day was saved.
here are my lovely taste testers (no dead yet, I didn't kill them.....surely that's a good thing?)
Jennie, Heather and Louisa
L-R: Mum, Beth and Shazzer
I want to dedicate this blog post to them for being such supportive friends and family. Poor Mazzer was stuck in hideous traffic en route and sat in a jam for two hours and never made it - she was sorely missed.
I wanted to add a pic of one of the 6 cup cakes that Shazzer made - isnt it a work of art?
Tomorrow Belle goes in for her operation. Its only a small biopsy but requires a general (which as a parent, is a big thing to have on your conscience when you have to sign forms outlining the risks). My girl is my world, my love and my light and I will always worry about her because, well, that's what mummies do.
I'll let you know how she gets on tomorrow. Your emails and facebook messages have been incredibly supportive xx