Cake is for life, not just for birthdays!

Bloganuary day 28 – just 3 more posts to go….

Today’s prompt: Describe your perfect birthday cake

Hello again. I don’t know about you but I thought this a bit of an odd prompt but here I am anyway. I have never given any thought to what my perfect birthday cake would be like to be honest. This is probably because I have never been too hung up on it.

We were very fortunate that my mother was the best baker ever! On Sunday evenings we did not have supper. Instead we had cake. My mum would bake at least 2 treats every week. Sometimes it would be scones and a bacon and egg quiche or chocolate cake and rock cakes. Sometimes it would be lemon meringue pie and maybe a coffee cake or cheese puffs. I guess my point is that we were spoilt rotten on Sundays and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We couldn’t wait until it was time for cake and coffee/tea. If you were still hungry there after, you had a toasted sandwich. Those are definitely some of my favourite moments with my family.

I think I always had a chocolate cake on my birthday. It was never fancy but it was always delicious because it was made with love. I really couldn’t ask for more. I’ll assume my mum is reading over my shoulder from the other side so thank you Mummy for those weekly spoils and my delicious birthday cakes. They were always appreciated. 🌷🙏To this day, a chocolate cake is still my cake of choice if I am going to have one at all.

That’s it from me. Thanks for stopping by. Bye for now.


Home Sweet Home

Bloganuary Day 20 – only 11 days to go…

Today’s Prompt: What irritates you about the home you live in?

I am going to change this around and talk about what I love about the home I live in as I don’t enjoy focusing on the negative. There will always be things that I want to change about my home but that will be because I have gotten bored with seeing the same things in the same places to I will switch it up for a change in scenery. I also find that moving things around often changes the energy of the space.

So what do a I love about my home? Well I love that I have a home and that I get to share it with my son every day. I love that I have stairs as I always wanted a double storey home when I was a kid. I try and make sure that I run up the stairs a few times a day when I need to fetch something as my home is very small so it helps me get a little bit of exercise in every day.

I love my little garden out back although I have been neglecting it of late due to the influx of mozzies. They have my ankles for dinner! I love that I do have my own little patch of grass to ground myself on and space for my table and benches so that I can sit and watch the butterflies flitter and flutter about and watch the kittens chase each other. I find it very calming and peaceful even though there is a bust main road very close by.

I do need to give my home a complete overhaul as right now it is in complete disarray. I am constantly amazed at how I can get rid of an item of furniture and somehow, just somehow, I manage fill up that space with stuff before I can get to replace that furniture with a new piece. So, as I said, now I just have give every space a complete overhaul so that it looks pretty and has utility.

I live in a complex, from the car park, one has great views of the west of Durban, especially the beautiful sunsets. I’ll leave you with a pic of one that I took earlier this week.

African sunset
African sunset. Image credit: Author

So that’s it for today. Thanks for dropping by. Bye for now.

Fire and Ice

Bloganuary Day 19

Today’s Prompt: What colour describes your personality and why?

Wow! What a question! The first colour that comes to mind is Orange. It’s my favourite colour (Although cerise is slowly starting to overtake it… ) so I guess it describes something about me.

I love that orange is so vibrant. It’s the colour of the sun and of some of the most beautiful sunsets. It is warm and joyful and creates feelings of positivity for me. It’s energetic and encourages creativity. It also stands out in a crowd. Orange is also the colour of flames and of, well, an orange, a very nutritious fruits. So how does this all fit with my personality?

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I am often told by friends and colleagues that I am a very positive person. I get a lot of my energy from giving people the tools to thrive and just sharing a positive word when I think someone might need it. I definitely do believe that I am creative! I havee also always stood out in some way or another. Sometimes it was physically but most often, it was because I always seem to have a different point of view. I see different connections between the dots compared to most around me so it often seems as if I have gone off on a tangent…lol. I have become quite accustomed to the eyebrow raises and the looks of “what planet did she did just drop off?”! It used to bug me when I was younger, now I just say my piece and if you don’t agree, it’s ok. I am also pretty passionate about some things and of course that is where it’s quite easy to ignite a flame within…lol

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I apologise as I know this is not my best post. I am definitely not giving off Orange vibes tonight. Probably more blue as I am dog tired after a long first day back at work for the week. Blue does go very well with orange though so I guess this is the other side of my personality. 😉 Oh and those that have had the misfortune of stepping on my toes or the toes of those I love too often or too hard, can attest to my icy side. It’s not my favourite side but helps me keep my boundaries intact.

Well, my bed and a cup of chamomile tea calls. That’s it from me for tonight. Thanks for stopping by. Bye for now.

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