Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Catching Up

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me and I must admit that healthy eating and exercise have not been a high priority for me (any excuse). Sometimes there are just better things going on to worry about calories! Last week I had my beautiful cousin's wedding, then my younger brother and his fiance arrived back home after 2 and a half years living in Canada, then I had my mum's 50th birthday and then on Monday I started my new job.

I ended up getting way too drunk at my cousin's wedding and vomited on myself on the car ride home. Yes, I'm still classy at 30 years of age! I had to endure a pretty bad hangover the next day when I was supposed to be baking for my mum's birthday. Lucky AJ came to the rescue and picked up my slack while I lay on the couch eating chips and watching the Real Housewives.

Later that night we went to pick up my younger brother and his fiance from the airport. I had only seen them once in the 2 and a half years they had been away, so it was very exciting. My mum didn't know they were coming home, so at her party the next day she was shocked and excited to see them. We were even scared she would have a heart attack when she first saw them!

Then yesterday I started my new job and it is fair to say that I feel completely exhausted and overwhelmed right now. I guess that is what the first week at a new job is like, I just have to get used to using my little brain again. It'll all be worth it on pay day!

Here are a few photos of what has been happening... I hope my family don't mind me posting pictures of them...


My dad and step mum at the ceremony

My cousin, the beautiful bride

My older brother and his fiancee at the reception

Me and my another gorgeous cousin at the reception


Me and my brother's fiance frantically getting the party ready while my mum was having her hair done

My older brother putting up the decorations

AJ doing the final touches on the baking

My younger brother and his fiance hiding as my mum walked in

Vanilla cupcakes, peanut butter and chocolate pretzel balls, caramel cashew popcorn, fairy bread, chocolate crackles, home made strawberry coconut marshmallows, lemon cheesecake slice and of course lots of lollies and chips


The savoury food, just to balance off all the sweets

My mum when she first saw that my brother and his fiance had arrived back home from Canada

Me pouring the champers for a toast

My mum opening her present

Me, my mum and brothers posing for a family picture

AJ showing his usual level of maturity

The cake (the 5 was butternut snap with honeycomb crunchie bar cream and the 0 was a chocolate ripple with mint areo bar cream)

AJ bringing the cake out

Action shot of my mum blowing the candles out

A busy, but amazing week of family, food and fun!


  1. OMG that cake (or rather, cakes) sound divine! I would definitely be sayign calories be damned if those were placed in front of me!

  2. I'm old enough to be your Mother! It all looks wonderful!

  3. Love the cake!!! Awesome work :0)

    Love the pic's - thanks for sharing.

    Hope you settle COMFORTABLY into the new job soon!!!

  4. Hope things have settled at your new job! Awesome looking cake!!



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