Welcome to Friday! I'm so unbelievably happy it's arrived. When you go back to work they don't let you have an afternoon siesta at 3.00pm ( I asked) and they expect you to concentrate on things for longer than 15 minutes at a time. It's been a busy week and I'm looking forward to the weekend.
I have never been one for video or computer games. I'm not really good at them. When I was a kid the closest thing we had to a video game was Ping Pong Tennis and my coordination was always off. In Mario Karts I spend most of my time reversing out of walls, fences and off grass. Crash Bandicoot and I never really bonded. I get bored with games really quickly because I'm hopeless at them.
As soon as I got my I pad I started downloading game apps like a crazy woman. I discovered that maturity has not helped my coordination or my ability to concentrate on games one little bit. One by one, usually after about 10 minutes of hilariously bad game play, I get rid of them.
With one notable exception. I'm completely addicted to Bakery Story. I've been playing it daily for months.
For the uninitiated, Bakery Story is a game where you build your own bakery by cooking and preparing cakes, pies, breads, and drinks. The more stuff you bake the more things you can buy for your bakery such as tables and chairs, ovens , candy makers , and donut makers and the more customers you can serve. You can swap parts and baked goods with "neighbours" (other people who play the game ) to build special appliances as well. In my pretend world I am a master baker.
And just like in real life baking you can stuff it up and your food can go mouldy and manky. But it's OK because you can throw it in the trash and nobody will ever know.
Virtual baking is my favourite thing this week. It's a lot less stressful than the real deal! My cakes always rise, my cookies don't look like Chinese throwing stars and decorating cupcakes is a breeze. They always look perfect.
What's your Favourite thing this week?
All the above being said I baked a vanilla and chocolate zebra cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting this week that actually turned out . I was doing the happy dance I tell you .
I come from the Land Down Under where the two primary food groups are Vegemite and Tim Tams. If you haven’t tried Vegemite you really haven’t lived. I highly recommend you run out and get some and slather it on a piece of bread about an inch thick. I promise you'll love it. I frequently eat vegemite sandwiches or coco pops for tea because after a full day of hanging out with the pre- school crowd in my day job, I usually can’t recall my own name much less cook dinner. It’s OK there are no actual kids living in my house so I’m only neglecting grownups.
Not doing housework, windows or my own grocery shopping frees up my spare time so I can quilt, sew , blog, attempt to bake and lay on my lounge playing games on my Ipad. I only iron when I need to press quilt seams. I only wash when we’re in imminent danger of running out of clean undies. In fact once my husband had to draw me a map so I could find the laundry.
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