A few weekend witterings.
The Good: Granddaughter asked if she could come and make a cake with me. She needed a little less help this time, though now she is showing increasing interest in cake-making (in truth I think it is more an interest in cake-eating) I need to convert my basic cake recipe into metric measurements for her. She chose to make a lemon cake and here it is – decoration chosen exclusively by her. She loves hugs and cuddles so a couple of hours in her company is just up my street.
The Bad: Daughter-in-law’s car, which was parked outside the house, was hit by a fire engine which was reversing up the road. This is a wide road with ample room for two vehicles to pass even when there are cars parked along one side. A lady fire-officer got out, looked at the not inconsiderable damage (and the red & yellow paint that now ‘decorates’ the white car) , got back in the engine and the male in the driving seat shrugged and drove off! Fortunately this was seen by two independent witnesses. To cut a roundabout-story short, the fire service say that there is no record in the engine’s log book. Although the y agree that the vehicle was in the area that evening) despite there being witnesses, one of whom thankfully took down the fire engine’s registration number. Daughter-in-law has therefore reported it to the police. I’m sure it will be sorted out but meanwhile she has £400 to find to pay the insurance excess and will be out of pocket whilst the car is being repaired as she is a mobile hairstylist. Hopefully she will be able to claim for loss of earnings too.
And the Pugly: no, it wasn’t a mistake in the post’s title! It’s what I call Daughter-in-Law’s dog! Just showing you a picture that makes me smile. Both Star, the dog and Stevie G, the cat has it’s own bed but they are often found snuggled up together.