Today has been filled with laughter and joy... oh and a bit of baking. Mmmm perfect.
The children played on the bean bag, laughing and giggling as they fell on it, then rolled off; and generally got into big heaps.
We had fun playing with the jigsaws, and YAH! Rye seems to have passed the "I can't do it," and sulking stage and really had a good go at the jigsaws; most of which he can do now, so time to start looking for more complex ones I guess. My charge had a decent go too; although she was more interested in holding the cat piece and shouting "CAT!" lmao.
Thursday's are half days for my charge, so at 1pm, her mum picked her up. I flumped onto the sofa with a cuppa and the laptop for half hour... and much to my amusement this was my various views as I looked up occasionally;
And the poxy blessings? Well, that's because normally on a Thursday I would be at HE Group with the kids, owing to the spotty lurgy we stayed home, so after C was picked up an afternoon home. Well, the kitchen called me and as Rye had taken himself upstairs with his cars and the v-tec reader thingy, and after I checked just what he was up to; (cuddled in my bed watching Bob the Builder Dvd and playing with his cars), I delightfully stepped into my kitchen.
Quick tidy up; and then baking; well that was the plan; but then I decided to use up the last of the veggies because my Riverford Veg Box arrives tomorrow. The plan initially was to make vegetable root soup; it morphed into red lentil curry with brown basmalti rice. YUM. There is bread dough rising, I'll pop that in the fridge though and bake off in the morning - hmmm fresh bread.
And I was going to bake the lemony shortbread again; but just below that recipe was another for lemony bars. It is basically a shortbread/buscuity base that is baked off; and then a lemony "custard" poured on top, which sort of seeps into the base, while a little stays on top. Delicious; tastes a bit like a cross between lemon cheesecake and shortbread. Very, very rich and tasty :-)