Oh my, what an exhausting week. Properly exhausting. New jobs are always tiring – you work on a different level, meeting new people, trying to remember names, making sure you impress, trying to remember where your desk is so you don’t wander around the maze of corridors and officess until you admit defeat and have to ask someone where you should be going (this happened more than once…).
Add to the mix a much longer commute, getting lost on my way home from work three (yes – THREE) times, a five month old baby screaming a few times through the night (Baby Milo, my sister & her husband are staying with us at the moment due to a housing issue) and the fact that my last job involved exactly zero work so I am not used to using my brain – no wonder I feel like someone has removed my brain and replaced it with marshmallows.
So, after a week like that what does any NORMAL person do? Relax, chill out? Or do a tea room at The Fairy Tale Fair serving lots of people tea and cake all day?
My passion is baking – especially pastry, so every now and again I do a tea room or stall at a food fair. This one was at The Fairy Tale Fair which is a really cute fair made up from some excellent crafters who sell such a huge range of handmade items such as cards, toys, bags, pictures and loads more. Daniel and I spent most of Thursday and Friday night plus very early Saturday morning baking – homemade sausage rolls, spiced chickpea pasties, beef curry pasties, caramalised apple cakes, banana cake, Oreo cookie cake, apple & olive oil cake (which was a.m.a.z.i.n.g), carrot cake and victoria sponge. We sold out by 3pm!
The best cake was the apple and olive oil cake which was an Ottolenghi reciepe – it was perfect – moist and light and very moorish. Yummy.
The fair was Easter themed, so hence the baby chicks, easter eggs on stick and….the bunny ears! The fair is aimed at children so its great to make an effort although Daniel wasn’t so sure about the whole bunny ears thing.
I thought he looked adorable in his bunny ears! Anyhow, after the first week at work and then running about yesterday, I am now totally exhausted! I’ve spent the whole day mooching about on the sofa after a leisurely brunch with mum, and it’s going to be an early bedtime for me.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and weekend too.
Lucy’s Life x