We are going away for a few days today to stay with PJ's parents at their holiday house and yesterday I made a cake to take with us. I had Justin Townes Earle's latest album up loud as I sifted and measured and stirred.
The cake turned out perfectly, I had a great sing-a-long and the kitchen was clean once I'd finished baking. Everything was good, albeit uneventful. It might be easier to bake on my own, but it's so much more fun when Z's around.
Growing up with three sisters, it was such a treat when I got to lick the bowl and I still relish in this quiet joy when I bake. But I would give up that simple happiness in half a heartbeat to see that pleasure on Z's face, (along with all the cake mix).
Z is away with his mum and we are heading off to meet them today, then we'll take Z with us to stay with PJ's folks.
Thanks for looking after our house and birds while we're away, Ping and Hal!
See you all next week.
Happy Passover and happy Easter!