Seeing as England has been hit by rare good weather (although it’s still raining most days, this is England after all…) I couldn’t resist the chance to get outside and make the garden look pretty. I imagine many of you may find gardening extremely dull but I couldn’t wait to add a burst of pink and purple to the garden! I headed to the local garden centre to choose some flowers and then enjoyed the sun as I arranged and planted them in pots outside. I am by no means very good at arranging flowers, but I was proud that I’d used my time to do something better than just watching TV and had a good go at making it as beautiful as I could.
After I’d managed to get most of the soil out from under my fingernails (not the best bit of gardening!), I was desperate for a nice cup of tea and some cake. For those of you that read my ‘Love, Tanya’Book Review and Recipe Trial’ post back in February, you will know that I had a go at making the lemon cake that features in Tanya’s book. Whilst that one was delicious, I had been a bit disappointed by the aesthetics of it as I didn’t have a loaf tin and so had to make it into a circle cake shape. You can imagine my delight therefore when my Mum presented me with a loaf tin yesterday as a well done for passing my exams (yay!). I decided to have another go straight away and followed Tanya’s recipe again. I think my results are a perfect example of practice makes perfect – I was delighted with the result of my lemon cake! The recipe is so easy to follow and the cake was absolutely delicious, I would definitely recommend having a go if baking is your thing!
Let’s hope the hot weather continues – what have you guys been enjoying in the sun?!
Keep Sparkling x