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Carole Bayer Sager has nothing on me. This morning I was still in my pyjamas sleepily making a cup of tea when there was a knock on the front door. It was The Removalists. They were all prepared to move me and my possessions somewhere else. When I demurred they cheerfully went away, to look for some other poor unsuspecting householder to move I expect. Obviously the super efficient woman who tried to move me last month didn't correct the details when she went back to work. I rang the comHarki_sleepypany and they have assured me they won't be trying to move me again, well, at least not in the near future. I reckon there are celebrations amongst The Removalists as my house has zero access and lots of tight corners in the halls and stairs everywhere outside!!!

Today I am the proud owner of my new shoes. There is no photo as I just remembered to blog now, at 8-45pm and I am too lazy to play with the camera and lights. I will distract you with Labrador pictures!!! Or you can be distracted with MrsDrWho's Dishcloth adventures: Day 5!!!

The PTB at the ABC, with their new Anti-Bias Board, have cancelled The Glass House.Peri_baby Now I like TGH, I find it amusing, cutting, witty, stupid, sweary etc, but all in all it's a good show. But no longer. It has never had higher ratings, the 'cast' want to keep going. I think the PM protesteth too much. It's a case of they came for the comedians........ You can protest here if you like.

There has been some pondering of how Harki and Peri will choose prize winners' names. Should I assign numbers to people and write them in tiny script on treats and then let them loose to eat till there are only 2 left??  We could do Doglotto (a la Cowlotto) or I could put double sided sticky tape on paper with names written on it and The Labradors could run through the names and whichever ones stick to their paws win???? Oh, now I'm all distracted with the absolute cuteness of a sleeping Harki and an adorable Peri!!!

Black Forest Cup Cakes

  • 425g tin cherries in syrup
  • 160g butter, chopped
  • 125g good dark eating chocolate, chopped
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 tbspn self raising flour
  • 2 tbspn cocoa
  • 1 egg

Preheat the oven to 170*C (150* FF) You will need to line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases. Drain the cherries: you will need 185ml syrup** and half of the fruit. Blend or mash till it's all combined.  Save the remaining whole cherries to be added later on. Place the cherry puree, butter, chocolate and sugar in a bowl and microwave till almost melted. Stir till smooth. Cool for 10-15  minutes. Fold in the flours and cocoa and then the egg and finally the whole cherries.Then cook for 40-45 minutes. Take care as chocolate burns easily. Cool on a rack and then ice with ganache, or drizzle with warm chocolate sauce, some extra cherries or just dust with icing sugar.

** You can replace 50ml or so of the cherry syrup with some Cherry Brandy or other alcohol of your choice.


lynne s of Oz

Bizarre - people have come to take you (and everything you own) away, haha!
Gosh, i am finally caught up. You are evil cos now I want stuff from the Knittery. Some friends of mine here have been flashing their knittery stuff at me too and now I lust.


Those cupcakes sound divine I cant wait to get a chance to make some.

nice photos of the girls though.

we are all scratching our heads at what is so wrong with the glasshouse too


You could try smearing each one with dog food (wet) and see which one(s) the dog's eat! Oh, hang on, how would you stop them eating them all? ... hmm ...


Before you turned them away, you should have inquired if they were moving you to someplace much nicer. Perhaps with a yarn store next door or the like.

I vote for the sticky paper idea. I'm not sure how I feel about a big labrador eating me. ;)


Do they get you mixed up with a different street? I have had taxis arriving to take my children to school, some plaster sheets delivered, a new kitchen quote and the best of all was a for sale sign hammered into my front lawn!!


those cupcakes sounds yummy and not too hard to make. however, i'm not a fan of dark chocolate.


The cup cakes sound yummy - but how do I melt the chocolate, butter & sugar as I don't have a microwave - can I do it in a saucepan over the stove - sorry to ask such a silly question as I am not much of a baker!


I wonder where you would have been moving to if you had accepted the removalists offer.


Mmm, those cupcakes sound delish! Must try them. I remember being asked to choose my birthday cake when I was a child; almost every time it was a black forest cake! Numbyness, indeed. :)


You can only hope that they moved the right people in the end. Someone has obviously got their wires really crossed. Your Blackforest cupcakes sound very delicious. My eldest son Matthew's and hubby's birthday coming up next week, so will give them ago, as I am sure they would be very popular with party guests. Thanks kindly for all your comments on my blog too.

Ann in Vermont

I keep forgeting the time. Cupcakes were yummy! Errol, oh Errol, where are you!Please don;t torture us anymore. WE must have Errol!
Happy November!


I like TGH too and "I'M ANGRY, VERY ANGRY!"

Yummo to those cakes!


The Black Forest cake recipe sounds lovely and simple to make, I am trying to be good and lose a bit of weight, so I will have to leave them until when I am satisfied that I can eat some cake.

She Who Smells Yarn

The cupcakes sound YUUUM!!

Bugger!! I like the glass house too!!

As for the Dog Lotto...I havent got a clue..Do doggies have wet noses? Put the numbers related to people in a hat..Let one stick their nose in and whichever number comes out stuck to the nose wins!! lol



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