Friday, December 9, 2011

up early



Actually I think I have been awake since 4 am.  I have been up pottering around now since 5.  Made a pot of tea (trying not to add sugar now) and had Berrima baked bread toasted and Che has slept into now. 5.55am. I have never managed to do this, since he has been born.

Some chrissy decorations are up.  Now just got to make the birthday cake for this weekend.  My inspiration is from here.  Any tips?  Should I do the packet butter cake thing or make some very healthy concoction like pear and chocolate cake made with spelt flour and rice flour.  Making the cake tomorrow as working today.  And hope to put it together early morning Sunday.

Have a good day everyone.

11 comments:

Felicity said...

Must be something in the air Jill as I was awake at 4:00 this morning too.

You used your time much more effectively than I did and I absolutely adore your Christmas decorating.

Hoping that your weekend ahead is glorious!

A Farmer's Wife said...

Your Christmas decorations are stunning. Birthday cake wise I would do the packet cake if you need to cut it into funny shapes as it makes a really dense cake that is easy to cut. I would also partially freeze the cake before cutting it into a shape and use a serrated knife. If you a making a normal cake with no shaping required just make whatever you all like to eat...

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I am working today and then we are all off to the sparkling extravaganza that is Farmboy's school Christmas concert.

Tania said...

Just gorgeous! So many little whimsical touches. I especially love those paper decorations. All out of the way of curious little fingers too ;)

Trace said...

I love being up early and pottering around on my own, it is my favorite time of day. Your Christmas decorations are lovely

Maxabella said...

Our decorations are so, so lovely. They suit you well! x

Maxabella said...

Your decorations... Not our! Silly typos! x

Zara said...

Your home looks beautiful with all the Christmas decorations. Love all the little details. x

Bridget said...

Love that handmade bunting. So cute! x

Naturally Carol said...

There is something special about the early hours of the day..I either feel very practical or very daydreamy at that hour of the morning! I'm admiring your handsome paper birds..I love their intricacy and fragility. Why not aim for something in between..cake wise..homemade, yummy, good ingredients, natural tasting but not super healthy..just good and home made.

Catherine said...

It is such a beautiful time of morning to be up, the fresh, crisp air and the softness of the sun. I love you touches of Christmas, so beautiful. I hope the party went well today. xx

Sandrine said...

Such a pretty nest Jill, I also love the beautiful feel you have created around your home.I started collecting vintage mirrors like yours...Mines need a little clean up a lot of the chains and metal parts are rusty...I see the Party was a success well done! xx