Hurrah! Today is thankful Friday and I need to get a non-thankful off my chest first.
Starting with my neighbours, who can't see the problem with coming in at 2am and having a party in the room below my bedroom.
They woke a deaf girl for goodness sake!!!!
I couldn't quite believe it as I lay in bed listening to the thudding bass – the melody didn't reach me through the ceiling, so I felt like I was at some kind of 80s acid house party.
For 20 minutes this continued until eventually someone else complained.
Don't get me wrong, I did contemplate complaining, but me and conflict are not the best of friends, and I was so mad by that point I was worried that once I started ranting I might not stop. Plus, I have no idea what they're really like and it's not a great idea to start a war without first checking out your enemies.
That's not to say I didn't stomp around and slam doors this morning though. Revenge at a distance seems a more sensible option after all.
Anyway, today I am rather tired on account of the baking extravaganza that took place yesterday! But the result?
Beautiful wedding cupcakes! And breaking my usual blog protocol, here's a picture of them...
Tonight, with the company of French Cousin 2, I am making the top tier, and then all I have to do is get everything to the venue in one piece!
So, what I am thankful for on this rainy rainy Friday?
I am thankful to Niknak for taking a chance on my cupcake-baking skills and letting me loose with a piping nozzle. For staying so incredibly calm as clouds of icing sugar wafted through her house like mist on a winter's day, and for only paying me compliments, even when some of the cakes came out less than fabulous.
It's lovely when someone has complete faith in you. Well, it's lovely for me. This morning, as I peeked at the leftover cakes, I couldn't help grinning at the fact that I'd made them. I'd made the sugar paste flowers, learnt – via YouTube – to pipe the icing, and perfected my secret recipe of buttercream icing.
It's been an amazing experience, and the best part, the eating, is still yet to come…