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!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Helen J said...

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

Tracy Harris said...

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

Paula (PEP) said...

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)