Sunday, 7 October 2007

oops

Pressies! A whole bunch of cook books and other goodies.

I woke up one morning and suddenly realised it’s October already. There was also this nagging thought in the back of my head - something to do with chocolate. And vanilla. And then it dawned on me. My little blog! So woefully neglected this past month! Oops.

Well, I guess that’s what happens when one spends weekends in Belgium visiting family (and stocking up on chocolate), frantically doing DIY preparing one’s house for a visit of said family, attending talks by certain food bloggers, and organising a big birthday party for oneself (my thirtieth, but shhh, don’t tell anyone).

Which didn’t leave much time at all for kitchen experiments. Or for the Daring Bakers September challenge, which completely passed me by. Check out all the other DBs cinnamon and sticky bun rolls here.

On the plus side, I now have beautifully oiled ‘dark Jacobean oak’ stained floors, which - I have already discovered - provide a perfect backdrop for food pics; the family (who all came over from Belgium especially for the birthday party) were suitably impressed with our house renovations and it was wonderful having them all here to celebrate with me; and, throwing yourself a birthday party of course means getting lots of presents, some of which will make appearances on vanille & chocolat in the not too distant future...

6 comments:

Baking Soda said...

Ik zal het niet verder vertellen, maar nog van harte gefeliciteerd!

Love the colour of the floor!

Andreea said...

happy birthday
love the harumi book. and of course marcolini chocolate :)

marias23 said...

ooo, the birthday party should be fun! and i'm oh-so envious of your harmi book...

Are chan said...

Me alegro mucho verte y estar presente para tu fiesta:)
Un besazo muy fuerte desde Bruselas reina:)

Are chan said...

Me alegro mucho estar presente para tu cumple..
Espero que os gusto el chocolate..
Las fotos son preciosas reina!
Besazo muy fuerte.

Pille said...

I love Harumi book too - I've got two of hers, actually. And your Japanese-style tablewear is just adorable!