Can it really be possible that we have been back from our honeymoon for 6 weeks and I have not written about it! I can honestly say that these past 6 weeks have completely whizzed by and there is so much that has happened; Nathan celebrated his 28th Birthday, the weather was very unpleasant with almost biblical rain so the fantastic woodland walk we had planned was shelved foranother time, but he had lovely presents, food and cake so Nathan still had a great day
I made a 4 layer Devil’s Food Cake and I used an original cake bunting in the pretty ‘Maddi’ design by Kiki La Ru (You can visit the blog here and the Etsy shop here) which really made the cake very beautiful and perhaps a little feminine, but Nathan is such a sweetpea and he indulges my adoration for anything floral and whimsical so he loved it as much as I did! Needless to say that I shall also be using the splendid bunting for my birthday cake next week!
Our sweet little Poppy was due to be spayed on 2nd November, but she is experiencing a phantom pregnancy so the operation has been postponed until January. She is receiving extra cuddles and kisses as her medicine and I think it is working wonders
The in-laws have returned from their month long cruise so I am back to looking after just one doglet instead of three...Nathan may have bought Poppy a Christmas outfit and we may have dressed her up in it...
Even with encouragement from Brooke I don't think Poppy was feeling very festive?!
We celebrated Halloween food (as usual!) I made a huge comforting toad in the hole, an apple pie and chocolate orange cupcakes to sell at the pub. We all wanted to carve a pumpkin, but as I was busy cooking I didn’t think I would have had the time to carve one, so Nathan and Brooke carved one each and they did such a sterling job, that I think mine would have been eclipsed anyway!
Nathan carved the scary face and Brooke carved the devilish owl, I think they look fantastic and I love that they experimented with the carving and did something different to what we usually do. They carved the top layer of pumpkin skin and flesh only and left the inner wall of the pumpkin which made for an even spookier effect
I am not entirely sure what has been captured in this photo of our Halloween candles, but I rather like it and I think it is appropriate for the occasion
I decorated the cupcakes with orange and black sprinkles and authentic American candy corn
I was super lucky in this current economic climate and found a part time job in a darling children’s and maternity clothes boutique for three days a week so I have plenty of time to dedicate to my baking...speaking of which I passed my food hygiene and safety training with flying colours. Morwenna’s Bakery is now a registered food business which has been inspected by the local environmental health officer, and he gave me an excellent report so I am now a baker! This is such a dream come true, and all I have to do now is to market myself and visit local businesses so I can hopefully sell them some of my cakes...hmm yes sounds easy! This is the part that I really need to practice and gain some self belief so that I can make my little bakery a success.
So that is a little of what has been happening in the Hill household since we arrived back in beautiful, but very cold and frosty England all those weeks ago; now I can tell you about our glorious honeymoon...
Lots of love