We had lovely weather, probably one of the last good weekends before the cold and rain come.
On Saturday we went to our first baby birthday party, I was responsible for the cake which was a great success. I baked chocolate sponge (Mary Berry’s recipe) layered with lightly sugared whipped cream and raspberries. Then I decided to cover the sides with the cream too. The top was covered with Nigel Slater’s rich chocolate and butter icing which then run down the sides so I decided to cover the whole cake with it. I sprinkled the cake with pink beads and took it to the party. It was good, the babies had a tiny bit too and went mental. Freddie’s cheeks were bright red and the boy could not stop jumping. No pictures of the sliced cake as it disappeared very fast.
Today we went for a long walk in Wimbledon Common, it’s such a beautiful place in autumn.
Then we pottered round the garden, we are starting to prepare it for winter, lots of clearing to be done. Then we decided to have a bbq.
Quick tomato salad and even quicker fig and mozzarella salad with bit of extra virgin olive oil and honey. Some cheeky chipolatas and beers. Perfection.