It's that time of year again. When the kitchen starts to resemble a cake stall. Easter. Or, at least the school build up to the holidays and a chance for a bit of fundraising.
I like baking. But I'm not sure this really counts!
Two sales on this week, Tuesday, which these offerings are for, and Thursday (one at each school). No.2 also has food technology on Wednesday and is making a fruit flan. I am supporting a visually impaired student in two food tech lessons and we'll be making fruit salad. A very fruity, cakey week!
Food technology- is it called that now to attract boys to the subject? They all call it cooking in any case. When I was at school it was Home Economics, although I have no recollection of doing anything other than cooking, nutrition and some very strange lessons on personal hygiene. It was a girls' school and they had some very odd ideas.
I studied Latin but never learned to type- the biggest dis-service they did for all the top-set girls, considering how much time everyone spends on a keyboard these days. We weren't allowed to do sewing (or cooking) after the first year, either.
The Latin was handy when learning Russian- I was one of the few who understood what words like "genitive" meant!!
These reminded me of a granny square blanket. I'm busy making squares at the moment- they're great for a bit of a time filler.
I received a copy of the Cath Kidston magazine in the post today. Very nice. Very busy on the eye. Not sure I could embrace a total houseful of vintage/floral but I like a bit here and there. I got a book bag for myself and one for my sister recently.
Anyway, there's a fun competition to customise an egg cosy pattern:
I think I'll have a bash. The details are at http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/s-16-make-an-egg-cosy.aspx if anyone cares to join me.