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08 May 2007 @ 09:32 am
We had a rather nice weekend :) It was J's birthday on Sunday, so I spent Sat afternoon making him a chocolate cake - which turned out rather well, even if there was some sticking-together of broken bits with butter icing (need to grease the tins more, maybe?). Because that was my afternoon & then there was Doctor Who in the early evening it somehow felt like the whole day was taken up with Stuff (and mostly cooking) but that wasn't really the case - it was just that there wasn't a big chunk of time all in one run to get stuck into something else.

Sunday was mostly spent drinking, eating & playing Guitar Hero II (J's birthday pressie from me) & Q4. By J's request we had roast duck for lunch *mmm*, then after a bit of rocking out we headed off to The Dove for a couple of pints (I was rather surprised by that, actually, but I think J's Dad put the idea in his head). Then back to the house for some quake4 with the usual suspects - which carried on for longer than usual (and somehow involved an offy-run in the middle, alcohol was a definite theme of the day).

And surprisingly yesterday didn't involve hangovers. It did involve more Guitar Hero II & more quake, tho, but I'm guessing that doesn't surprise anyone ;) I like the co-op multiplayer mode in GHII :)

And now it's back to normality! Well, as normal as I ever get, anyway ;)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Queen "Greatest Hits"
John: sparklejarel on May 8th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for my birthday cake :)
contents under pressure / handle with care: baking - whiskgraphxgrrl on May 8th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
Did you just grease the tins, or lour them as well? Getting a thin coating of flour in there makes a world of difference. :)
Margaretpling on May 8th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
They were floured too - but maybe that was the bit that was insufficient, rather than the greasing. I make chocolate cake very rarely (this is the second time, ever) & thus am not practiced at it yet :)
contents under pressure / handle with care: baking - brownies / sexy kindagraphxgrrl on May 8th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you need... The Cake Bible! Which is actually not as hokey as it sounds, Rose Levy Beranbaum has written books on bread and pastry as well and approaches things from an almost scientific perspective. She apparently wrote her master's thesis on the effects of sifting flour on cakes. ;)