A friend-since-secondary-school of my husband visited us with his family on Sunday afternoon. We had all talked about arranging a visit one weekend soon, but by last Thursday nothing definite had been arranged, and as Sunday was 5-year-old daughter’s birthday I thought they would not visit then. Turned out that was exactly when they did want to visit (great way to ensure you kid gets birthday presents!), so I spent Saturday afternoon making and decorating a cake. I decided to make a pink and white castle, using cupcakes with inverted ice cream cones for turrets. (I cheated by using ready-to-roll icing) Well, when finished it looked distinctly homemade – a castle with some subsidence problems – but still looked surprisingly stunning. I had a lot of fun making it, and it went down well with adults and children alike. A good time was had by all. My husband and I gorged on the leftovers which we took as a picnic lunch when we went out for his day off yesterday.
I gave the dog one of the ice cream cones to eat. He refused it. Thinking maybe he hadn’t quite got the idea, I broke a piece off and gave it to him. He spat it out. This from a dog who eats absolutely anything, including all kinds of items (many not usually considered edible) scavenged on the Common. Suffice it to say that I will not be eating ice cream cones again!