My parents flew in from Singapore on Friday evening, just in time to celebrate my older boy’s 8th birthday yesterday.
He placed an order for a funfetti cake with chocolate buttercream.
We started the birthday off with homemade waffles
He requested burgers for his birthday lunch so we tried a new place called Grub Burger Bar.
Then he got to spend the afternoon playing video games and in the evening cycling – we got him a new bike for his birthday present.
Oh and on Saturday, his music school had their annual recital and he did great!
Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’ve been watching Zumbo’s Just Desserts, an Australian baking competition. It’s a slightly different take on TV baking competitions – the two worst scoring bakers of the day go head-to-head and recreate judge Zumbo’s super-fancy desserts. It’s always a technically difficult creation, like one which was a dessert in a dessert in a dessert in a dessert kind of thing like a brownie within a lemon tart with a ricotta pancake and a raspberry gel all encased in a meringue layer. Or something like that. And there was a levitating dessert!! Inside that chocolate hat was a ridiculously difficult ice-cream gobstopper with like five layers that sounded more like a savoury dish than dessert like tomatoes, avocado, corn, some chocolate-chipotle thing. I was intrigued but also appalled that this was a challenge for home bakers….
The Fellowship of the Ring – JRR Tolkien
This is the BBC radio production with a full cast and sound effects and all.
Lots of water
We had hotpot last night so lots of leftovers!
Lu – Jason Reynolds
Wundersmith – Jessica Townsend
Geekerella – Ashley Poston