Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just a bit on the damp side

What a morning it's been! 

Wet! Wet! Wet!

 Paths under water

Garden steps broken, I trod on the corner as I went out to feed the birds earlier and hurtled forward but managed to stay upright.   It's not a flood of biblical proportions by any means but it has entered the house, well garage,  which is connected to the rest of the house.


I did have a dental appointment this morning but they rang last evening to cancel so I don't have to go out except to post a birthday card which I can do just round the corner on the next street, when and if it ever stops raining.   In the meantime to cheer up the day I've made a cake, a chocolate cake.  It's not the most attractive cake in the world but it smells wonderful - just hope it tastes as good.

Put the kettle on!  Care to join me for a slice?

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  1. The chocolate cake looks amazing Rosie. I would love a slice please! The weather here has been dreadful today. It was meant to brighten up this afternoon but it got worse instead! I have a GP appointment this evening so I will pop to the local shop then as I haven't been out all day and need to buy some food!!! I am glad that you didn't fall flat up the steps and hope that the rain stops! x

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    1. I'll save you a slice, Simone. Hope you manage to get out later:)

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  2. What a tease Rosie - that cake looks delish - and I know you make good coffee too! The sun just came out here!!! xxxxx

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    1. The sun came out here too, Diane! There was the most glorious sunset:)

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  3. Now if I had'nt got to do slimming club in a bit I'd be round like a shot!

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    1. You'd be very welcome, Amanda:)

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  4. ooh yes please!

    I believe there is more rain forecast for tomorrow so I hope your garage and garden have drained a bit by now. That could have been a nasty incident on the step, I'm glad you managed to stay upright.

    We were due to spend the whole day outdoors at school with a peak park ranger, but luckily for us, he had a family problem and couldn't make the morning session so we only had to spend the afternoon outdoors, by which point the rain had moved on!

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    1. Thank goodness you didn't have to spend too long outdoors today, Louise, although the afternoon did redeem itself with a little sunshine. I have to go out tomorrow so not looking forward to more rain:)

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  5. Rosie, how I would love to share a slice of your yummy looking chocolate cake, it looks absolutely d-i-v-i-n-e

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    1. Thanks, we had a piece after our meal and it tasted ok thank goodness, I worried it might be a bit dry:)

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  6. Your chocolate cake looks delicious. It is a very unusual shape which makes it all the more interesting. We've had a few snow storms which have melted off in the valley but building in the mountains so that is good. Our water comes from the mountains streams.

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    1. Thanks, Ruth, I baked it in a loaf tin with a paper liner in it. It rose on top and cracked a bit so it looks a bit nobbly. It sounds lovely to have water from mountain streams:)

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  7. Very wet down here, Rosie.

    On our way out this morning a farmer was moving his sheep from a field down by the river, with the water closing in on them as he did so. When we returned about three hours later the field was almost completely under water.

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    1. I saw on the news how wet your area is. Poor sheep, so glad they were rescued, farmers are having such a bad time at the moment aren't they?:)

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  8. I somehow stumbled across your blog..I sort of fell upon the St Chads entry...and squeaked with surprise..I know that Church.

    Lovely photos...sorry 'bout the rain and the step...the cake looks rather scrumptious!!!

    I'm stove worshiping myself but have to go out soon... darn it as it's 3 degrees f here and it does feel rather brisk!

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    1. Hello and welcome so glad you found my blog, thanks for leaving a comment. You must have been surprised to see a church you knew so well:)

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  9. The cake looks delicious - save me a slice! Last week on my photography course we were taken to a local church and guess who went arse over on a gravestone covered in wet leaves - me! It's now nearly a week ago and I have a large bruise on my left leg and it still hurts to move my right arm which I must have sprained trying to avoid the camera being smashed. It is too easy to fall at this time of year - it is so slippery with the rain. Take care,
    June

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    1. Ouch, June that must hurt, do hope you feel better soon. Leaves do get very slippery when wet and here our council don't seem to be clearing them off the streets once of the cuts I expect, you take care too:)

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  10. Oh that does look delicious, I love chocolate cake. I hope the rain stops and doesn't enter your house.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks, Patricia the cake is very nice, we started it yesterday evening! It's raining again today!:)

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  11. That cake looks yummy.Glad you didn't fall which I did in Chester this morning.A lady was rushing round the corner with a strap from her bag dangling on the floor and it tripped me up and down I went.Right on to the knee I am waiting for an operation on!I think I shall have a black eye tomorrow and lots of bruises but nothing broken!

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    1. Oh, no! You must feel shaken by the fall as well as bruised, hope it hasn't made your knee any worse. You must have gone right over to hurt your eye as well, I hope she stopped to help you. Do take care:)

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  12. Thankfully we live at the top of a hill, I can't bear to think of all the poor people with flooded homes. I'm greedy I'll have two slices of cake please.

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    1. We live on a hill too but being on clay soil our garden is so wet and squelchy as there is nowhere for the rain to go. I've just been watching the breakfast news and feel so sorry for the people affected by the floods:)

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  13. .. now that is a bit cruel! flaunting that amazing choc cake in front us, inviting us to have a slice.... and then for it NOT to happen. W.A.N.T. Its flooding here too.. we are on the Thames which has burst its banks and covering the park. Luckily we are on a hill! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

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    1. Sorry, Helen, Darcy and Bingley - there is only one small piece of the cake left and it is only fit for feeding the birds. Hope you all keep dry on your hill away from the river:)

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