It’s been a while. A while since I just sat down and wrote for the heck of it. Wrote until words tumbled out of this noisy old head of mine on to the page. I’ve been busy, the eBook has been keeping me REALLY busy. Apparently they are a lot of work. Haha. Who knew!? So this evening as I sit down to write a post for my poor neglected blog I thought, stuff it all I’ll just write.
So I did…
I like Dad’s of old school friends. Love them perhaps. And not in an awkward I want to date them kind of way in a very specific way. For me the Dad’s I run in to there is one thing they all have in common… They don’t ask the same awkward questions as you get from classmates or their mothers. The where do you live, are you married, DO YOU HAVE KIDS? type questions. You get the goss without the upset. Dads really are a little less competitive when it comes to their offspring. Female offspring anyway. That’s what I’ve found.
The weather. Let’s talk about that for a moment. It’s been HOT. Super hot for this time of year. Where I live in Queensland is on week two or three of temps 30 degrees or higher. I mean come oooooon. Where’s my spring? I like spring. I like the cool, bright sunny days and the crisp nights. I like the transition from jumper weather to beach weather. I like that. This year I’ve been robbed.
I found that cake, up there, in the pretty picture and shared it with my Guinness loving Uncle. He has set me the challenge of making it for his next birthday. I can probably manage that. It looks simple enough. But what I REALLY want to know is, why aren’t there more cakes with booze in them? Is it just me or does this seem like a bit of a gap in the market place? A great stinking hole in fact.
Stonking. There’s a word that’s not used enough. Like ambivalent or hence. More useage required, I think. Do words appeal to you? they appeal to me VERY much. A childhood spent reading the classics, devouring more like, lead me here. Lead me to love of words and stringing them together. About cake and weather and ex-classmates Dads. I’m glad for that. Glad for What Katie Did and Anne of Green Gables. Thank goodness for them.
What are you thankful for? Is it the word stonking? It’s fine if it is. I’m pretty grateful for it myself.
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
I love getting lost in books. When I was a a kid my family visited my Nanna every sunday, sometimes I would sit at the kitchen table with them but reading instead of talking haha 😛
They would try and say something to me but I’d be so lost in the book and my imagination that I wouldn’t even hear them! Haha, such good memories with books.
Anyway, I’ll end my ramble there. I have a book to read 😉
Ahhh I love this! I was the same. We would go camping or to dinner and I would have books piled up a mile into the sky. I loved them. Haha. Enjoy your book!
Hi Suger, love your blog, long time advertiser! Totally agree with your comment on why are there not enough cakes with booze in them – perfect partnership I think!! I am going to HAVE to try this recipe for the guiness cake, thank you!
Thank you Kim! A perfect partnership indeed. Let me know how you go with the cake. I’ll need all the tips I can get. I’m SO not a baker. 😉
Cake looks good.
Just thankful for a lot of things. I am just a dufus from Hayward, Ca who has been able to experience a lot of in life.
It does right!? Yum. And your grateful statement is pretty darn good. It’s hard to fathom how lucky we are sometimes. It pays to take the time to be grateful.
I just made that cake. Thanks for the idea – can’t wait to chomp into it!!!
OH MY GOOOOOODNESS!! You made it!!? WOOOOW. So jealous. Let me know how it goes. Please.
First of all HOLY CRAP I have to try that cake! Notice I said *try* not make 😉
Secondly, I actually say ‘hence’ all the time. Which I used to think (worry) might make me sound like a total twat. But nope. Hence I have kept saying it 😛
I’ll invite you to my Uncle’s birthday. You’re welcome. Haha.
Hence is THE BEST. I love hence. No matter how wanky it sounds.
I never took my head out of books when I was younger, I got that from my mum and nan. My pa had to make them a book case each that was a metre high and 3 metres long just to hold all their darn books!!! Books gave me adventures and helped me learn values. I loved reading Rold Dahl books, as I got older I turned to books by James Patterson and other crime novels. I’ve stayed in that genre for a long time now. I love it so much but I hardly ever get a chance to read anymore, so I’m making it my mission to start a book today…….. and also make an alcoholic cake of some sort! Thanks Shoogs!!!
You’re so welcome. Enjoy your reading time and booze cake. 😉
I have a life long affair with words. I can still recite a poem from a children´s book I had when I was 5. And Anne of Green Gables… now I´m gonna be thinking about that story all day. I was in love with Gilbert.
The thought of that book always makes me smile. So great. I hope it made you smile today.
I love big words, always have.
I like to make up the occasional word
I like baking cakes, should do more of it.
I am going to buy a thermomix soon
I am enjoying doing weight training.
I love this! And you’ll love that Thermomix. Ours is still in high rotation four years later.
Hey Suger, I’ve been following you since we connected somehow via Problogger 2013, and in that very short time, I’ve noticed this… you really have a thing for men! You love your dad, you love your hubby, you love your school mate’s dad’s and you even have a Guinness-loving Uncle who you feel inclined to bake for (or for whom you feel inclined to bake). That’s amazing and cool and rare – and I wonder if you know that? I’m yet to find a worthy man to speak of, let alone blog about!
I do! I love them. LOTS. All kinds. All sorts of love. I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by some of the best men you’d ever meet. In fact, I think I might just write about that. Thanks for the idea! 😉