Saturday, 5 October 2013

A Good Day

Well, I have been finding it difficult to get into blog land this week, but I am finally here and I will be back tomorrow too, with the October Stamping Sensations challenge. So what has brought me here today? I have had a wonderful day so far. This morning I made a ginger cake for my lovely friend Megan, who I went to Rwanda with. Here it is:
After a fairly hectic week at home and at school I needed some baking therapy, lol! Whilst it was in the oven, I discovered who has been raiding our peanut bird feeder all week!
He was quite small, so I think he is a young one. After that I went down to the New Writers UK book fayre where I met up with my friend, Megan and daughter Megan who was volunteering there. We listened to talks by Mark Gwynne Jones, a performance poet from Matlock Bath, and Steve Dunne, a crime fiction author and English teacher from Derby. They were both very approachable and we had a good chat with them. After that came the award ceremony for the children and young peoples writing competition, where Meg was a finalist. We were thrilled to find she had won the silver medal in the 14-16 age group.
Her short story will be published in a collection with the rest of the finalists in February. As you can see I enjoyed my proud Mum moment, and came home with a pile of books to read too! Hope you are having a good weekend. I will be back in the morning with my cards. Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

  1. I love the look of yuor ginger cake Sally, it's making my mouth water just thinking about it. Congrats to the proud Mum and to Meg of course.

    Sue x

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  2. Well done to Megan! No wonder you've both got beaming smiles!!
    That cake looks delicious:-)

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  3. Mmmmmmmm caaaakeeee - looks lovely - congratulations to Meg - well done xxxx big proud mum badge should ne worn with Pride Sally enjoy ur weekend xx

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  4. Your little thief looks very innocent. His friends have been playing in the big oak tree overhanging our lawn so we have twigs, leaves & acorns galore to clear prior to mowing.
    Congratulations too - super achievement & no wonder you're proud!
    Paula (PEP)

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