Sunday, 21 August 2011

Glad to be back

Hi all, we have had  many stressy months but at last things are getting better, my hubby has recently had brain surgery and I'm glad to say he is recovering well, it's early days and he will be off work for a while yet but the relief is amazing nothing seems that important anymore except life itself.
I made him a bit of a celebration tea to welcome him home would you like a slice of cake?
 or a choc chip cookie.
I thought I woud push the boat out and have a go at making meringues, after a lot of whisking and bad language I and ended up with a mountain of  fluff, I used unbleached castor sugar which gave them a lovely toffee taste the problem is I'm still not sure what I did :) if anyone would like to try I will get my thinking cap on for you.
I still have a couple of weeks left before I go back to school, I have spent far too much time on the garden, it was good to go out there and forget things for a while, maybe its time for a bit of housework :(  or maybe a couple of days out to celebrate a bit more.

Pop over let me know what you have been doing.

Have a good week wherever you are and
Give someone a smile you never know they just might need it.

cate x


KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely to see you back and lovely to hear your husband is on the mend. After a serious illnes, nothing else matters except life!
Cakes look yummy, may I have a meringue.....?
Julie xxxxxxxx

Hesta Nesta said...

So glad to hear that your hubby is feeling better and on the mend. The cake and the meringues look yummy, can I invite myself round to tea please? Love to you both and enjoy the rest of your summer break.
Jo xx

Amanda said...

It must have been a very stressful time, so glad things are looking up.

Bayside Rose said...

Glad to have you back Cate. Good news about hubby. The meringue looks fab but I think the sponge does it for me - with fresh cream of course. Mmmmm!

Elizabeth said...

Cate, glad everything is ok!
That cake looks so delish! I have wanted to try making meringues but am a bit intimidated. Yours look pretty yummy!
Hope you have a lovely rest of your vacation time!

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Cate, the cake and biccies sure do look delicious! Good to hear that hubby is feeling better.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays...maybe see you soonish?? Only 9 days to go! T x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Sending you a big smile! Glad your hubs is on the mend xx

LittleGem said...

Hi Cate,
Cake looks fab, and glad to hear your hubby is on the mend. As for your merringues I think they get that toffee taste if they are a bit over done. I did one recently and the edges were very toffee like!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Thank you darling for your lovely comment, have a brill bank hol! xx love Annie xx

Tabbyroo said...

What a worrying time for you, glad Hubby is recovering well. I'd leave the housework if I were you and carry on with the gardening and scrummy baking xx