Next thing we had to decide was the menu, we each discussed items that we could contribute. We wrote ourselves a shopping list and a brief plan of when to bake what.
We had our high tea on a Sunday afternoon so we planned that we would do shopping on the Monday, start baking from Thursday. We wanted to allow ourselves plenty of time because we were going to try some experimental desserts and we knew that these would take time and may not work.
At this stage, we weren’t sure of how many people would be coming so we kept our menu fairly small and manageable. It was going to be at my friend’s house so we had plans to invite our friends and family members.
|Messy kitchen after we got home from shopping|
We registered with the organisation and we knew they would be sending us volunteer pack which includes posters and donation boxes. We were going to host the high tea at my friend’s backyard so we discussed decorations we could put outside, table arrangements and tea pots and cups (most important part of high tea!)
Because we were fundraising for breast cancer, we went with a pink theme. We planned to get flowers (something pink). We also had plans to print a formal menu and do description tags but unfortunately ran out of time to do this.
Decorations were done by a friend on Saturday but unfortunately it rained on the day so we were unable to use the outdoor space like we had planned to! 🙁
It’s prep time!
Some sneak peek shots of our baking 😉
We made a crazy load of mess (needless to say!), some things worked well and other things didn’t but this is where we truly made history through our kitchen mayhem! It was beautiful chaos, now that I think about it.
|Presenting the biggest batch of chocolate brownies I have ever made!|
|There is a lot going on here- multitasking at its best!|
|Baking after dinner on Saturday night- Sun-dried tomatoes, olive and polenta muffins|
Presenting some of our best shots and reflections on our experience. If you’d like to read about the background story/ beautiful chaos we had, see the other blog on planning 🙂
|Butter Cake with buttercream icing|
Sponge cake with whipped cream icing
Mini coffee cupcakes with caramel icing
|Red velvet cupcakes|
Semolina cake with cinnamon and lemon syrup
Sweet potato and almond brownies
|Jelly shots and cream biscuits|
Sun-dried tomatoes, olives and polenta muffins
To my dearest best daddy in the world,
Firstly, I hope you like the card and the other presents. I thought I’d get you this superdad tatty bear because you have been like a ‘superhero’ in my life. You may not know how to fly like a superhero but you were still able to save me whenever I’ve had a crisis in my life. You have taken on the role of both parents a lot of the times and we know how challenging that was, and I sometimes I made it even harder being ever so difficult (yes, I’m saying this today with much regret). I wish I could understand what you were going through and been less of a wild child, but now I do.
I can’t begin to tell you how special you are to me. I know I don’t get to tell you this because both of us are so caught up in our lives. We are both so busy and I tend to be grumpy most of the time, I don’t get to express what I feel for you. I definitely don’t appreciate you enough and I really should be doing more to tell you how much you mean to me.
Thank you for being the guiding light in my life. I may like to call myself an adult to the world (because I’m 22), but secretly I know, without you, I wouldn’t have survived a single day! It’s only because of you I’m able to maintain my sanity. If it weren’t for you, I would have sunk in darkness long ago. You’re always there for me every time I need you and your support means everything to me because without it, I would not function.
One of the things children tend to do is they simply take their parents for granted. I definitely do take you for granted most of the time. I’ll be honest with you, it took me a very long time to realise I was doing this as well. It was only in the last year or two I realised I need to be more aware of my actions of what I’m doing because I don’t want to hurt you ever (I blame the teenage years for keeping me in the state of mind fogginess :P)
Anyway, now that I’m armed with this relatively new realisation and post-teenage wiseness, I hope I can show you just how much you mean to me, not just on Father’s Day but every single day.
Finally, I wish you have a wonderful Sunday!
Love you always and forever
From your little girl xo
As you can tell from the title, I like to partake in shenanigans so thought I’d make a blog and document it.
I actually thought about doing this for ages. But I wasn’t sure how and when do I begin? Or if I should write even?
My ‘big’ plan was to launch this blog in January this year but it got delayed by quite a bit as you can see we are in June and I’m still writing my intro here!
I did make an account earlier though, but I never got around to writing because I was busy with training placement and it took so much out of my time, it didn’t really leave time for anything else. (For anyone that’s not familiar with what being in placement involves- it’s basically like full time work but you don’t get paid anything. You may be armed with a whole lot of experience but it leaves you exhausted and broke) 🙁
Now getting to the proper intro – I’m a 22 year old student dietitian living in Sydney. I’ve always wanted to blog but never got around to doing it for some reason (well, mainly procrastinating). I wanted to write but I wasn’t sure if anyone would want to read about the dull life I lead? 😛
In short, I guess I was lazy, time poor and didn’t have the guts to do this.
Then I thought, why not give it a go and see what it’s like? I’m not getting any younger so I might as well do it now while I’m young
Because like they say YOLO haha
Anyway now that we’re over the awkward intro, let’s move on to other things, shall we? 😉
So what will I be writing about?
Mainly food, I am passionate about food as any other dietitian would be 😉
But I also hope to be writing about other things- travel, new places, events, photography and who knows what else 😛
Stay tuned for more 😉 xo