Friday, 5 September 2014

Red Velvet Cake

I baked my very first Red Velvet cake - from scratch.

Red Velvet is my favourite cake and I am a very critical RV taster!

I was very happy with the result and my sister-in-law; a fellow RV lover ate more than a few pieces, so I had her stamp of approval as well.

I received the recipe from a work colleague who gave me a few tips and pointers and they seemed to work!

Everybody was so eager to eat the cake that I barely had time to snap a quick photo with my phone:

Homemade Red Velvet Cake
Camping & Baking... what next?!


Wednesday, 3 September 2014


I have been keeping a delicious secret from this blog for 4 months...

I have met someone.

He is wonderful.

Caring, kind, sexy, funny.

He makes me happy. Our relationship is easy.

I met him at a One Direction event (no, he doesn't like 1D - he was working) so he knows and accepts my inner-groupie.

And before you ask - yes, he is younger than me.


Monday, 25 August 2014

This Weekend... I Camped

If you know anything about me, you would understand my inner laughter as I typed the heading for this post.


I do not camp.

I grew up on a plot (small-holding).
We had farm animals.
I do not camp.

Yet, this weekend (Saturday being the coldest night ever) I found myself in a sleeping bag, in an actual bona fide tent. FREEZING!

Our home
Besides the cold, it was great getting away from it all and doing something out of my comfort zone. 
We were surrounded by baby ducks, deer and the occasional puppy from visiting camps.

We dozed in the sun and ate junk food galore. 

All in all - I would do it again (with extra blankets of course!).


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Movies & lessons learnt

I watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel today.

I learnt some great lessons:

  1. You are never too old to try new things
  2. You should always be open to new experiences
  3. Kindness can penetrate even the darkest of souls
  4. Real Love is always Right - you cannot force it or wish it out of your heart
These are all things we should know, but it is nice to be reminded about it sometimes isn't it?


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Pie & Lattes - What happened in Class 2

Class # 2. Different instructor, different routine.
More difficult!

This lady knows her stuff. She explains the breathing and the different techniques really well. but she is a machine. Sunday instructor likes to work the abs. Thursday instructor favours the legs, but her ab workouts are more intense.

Take the Egg* for example. You tuck your knees up against your chest and hold them close with your arms. You are precariously balancing on your butt... then you fall down like a heavy boulder gently roll back onto the mat and remaining in the tightly curled position - using your core muscles -  roll yourself back up into the original position. Supposedly.

I fell down and rocked back and forth on the floor like an egg that has fallen over. The more I tried to get back up, the more  just sputtered and rolled. I even said out loud "I look like a boiled egg!"

I was sore for 4 days after this session!

*Not the real exercise name, but it suits my purposes

I am happy to report that I am now able to do this exercise... barely!