Well here's hoping, fingers crossed, that all the good intentions are realised. I am quite happy that two of the old war lords have been overturned, just Mr Brown to go now, though he wasn't originally a war lord. I am also quite intrigued by the fact that this could almost be Season 7 of The West Wing. One of the men about to be appointed to the Cabinet(?) was in fact a role model for Josh Lyman. Fact is indeed stranger than fiction. I think both candidates made excellent speeches, but the funniest thing has been hearing Yes We Can mashed up with Bob The Builder's song.
I went to The Craft Fair and I needed two days to recover. Mrs Madcage and I both had boogelly feet and so we tottered around and caught the buses. A lot. I spent Sunday lounging on the couch in my pyjamas. At TCF I bought some biscuits for The Labradors (all eaten now) some fabric, some old pattern books (pictures to follow, it's too dark now) a raspberry ice cream, some sugared almonds and a Paw biscuit cutter. There were some nice things, all the go were soaps and teas, but there seemed to be less naffness than last time I went. We had a lovely time and the weather held out too. If I had bazillions of dollars I would have bought some of the gorgeous handcrafted wooden objects. Or bottled the fragrance that wafted around in the air. There were nice knitters, as pictured, and a boogelly knitter, not pictured.
Harki and Peri have been protecting me from 'things'. There is a gap in the fence with lattice behind it and I think Peri can see the two grey cats next door. She tears up the backyard and barks fiercely. Harki races up to see what is happening and then there are hackles everywhere!!! Today they had an upside down day because they had bones for Breakfast and then their Breakfast for tea. We had run out of dry food and so they had to wait till I came home from afternoon tea. They didn't seem to mind too much though. They had a special treat of expensive food on sale. I read the label and it would cost $7 a day to feed them. They don't cost anywhere near that much (doing sums in head.....) roundabout $2-65 to feed two big dogs is very economical. If they get too expensive I will have to sell them for medical experiments, I'm sure Michael Palin can arrange it!!
I've finished the Croc Socks and started my Sun, Sand and Sea socks. No pictures: too dark. I've finished my yet to be properly named eyelet skirt, lining and all. Pictures? Ditto. I have made Bunny pencil cases. Three of them. They are so cute!! And I have a picture. The free pattern is from The Craftzine.
I have been watching wodges of TV from the couch: Lewis, Burn Notice, Life and Taggart. I am also slightly obsessed with M C Beaton's Agatha Raisin books. I read Book #2 this afternoon, she's the author of the Hamish Macbeth books. I kept meaning to post earlier in the week, but I just seem to have frittered my days away. I am tired, could be new drugs or maybe I am still operating on Pre Daylight Saving time? Or maybe I am suffering from a little ennui?? Oh here's my hat, being modelled by MrsDrWho and Teddy. Teddy is gorgeous and very spoiled. He's naughty for his mum but so well behaved for others!!
Cake In A Bowl
- 4 tblspn self raising flour
- 2 tblspn caster sugar (I used brown)
- 2 tblspn cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 3 tblspn milk
- 3 tblspn vegetable oil
- 3 tblspn choc chips
- 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
I didn't use a mug or a cup, I used a bowl with a capacity of about 2 cups. This will serve two normal people!!! The microwave is 1000W. Pictures show different stages in an anti-clockwise direction.
Mix the dry ingredients in the bowl and make a well in the centre. Whisk the wet ingredients together and pour into the well. Fold gently till combined and then microwave on High for 3 minutes. I put the bowl on a plate as added protection. Allow to cool a little.
This is redolent of a self saucing pudding and can be eaten alone or with cream, custard and/or ice cream. I think it would be nice with some raspberries too.