Life in semi lockdown continues. I’ve been finishing off some of the product reviews I’ve had to do. This picture was one I took for some Hotter Shoes’ sandals that I’m reviewing. At least we have had some days warm enough for sandals. I’m still getting a few review offers, although it’s certainly slower and not everything seems to be arriving.
H was 13 on Monday, so I have a teenager in the house. Luckily the supermarkets are still selling caterpillar cakes, so the tradition of having a caterpillar cake could continue. We got H’s first one when he was three I think after a disastrous home baking episode, where I made the cake only to realise at the last minute that I’d forgotten the sugar. Since then he’s insisted on one every year and I was happy to stop decorating cakes. It wasn’t the usual sort of birthday, a bit subdued, no nice meal out, etc. I think he was happy enough though.
This week hasn’t been so good weather wise, but I did get to sit outside for a few hours a couple of afternoons. Took this picture of the local bully cat. He’s very handsome in a rugged sort of way and he has that full faced look of an unneutered tom. He’s wary of me, but was prepared to share the patio with me for a little while. A few years ago when my cats went out more we had a lot of problems with him and he still tries to get into the house if he can (to steal food).
This is my view from my usual seat in the garden with the spectacular magnolia tree in bloom. It won’t last long so I’m enjoying it while it lasts.
I’m finding myself drawn to the middle aisle when I’m doing my food shopping. This week it was garden stuff, so I bought a couple of outdoor cushions and some new plants for the garden. I’m spending more time out there, so it will be good to have it looking nice.
It’s very difficult to get a decent product shot with H these days unless he’s bribed. I can understand that – he’s growing up. That doesn’t stop him having some fun with the props though. We got sent these ears for one Easter project and H wanted to play around with them.