Posts Tagged ‘raspberries’

Raspberry and Orange Cupcakes


Time for another Glasgow Baking Club meeting!  It felt like an absolute age since out last sunny picnic in the park meet up – gone are the bright evenings and warm weather – so it was great to see everyone again.  What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with good cake and good chat?


This months meeting marked full year since I first joined the lovely baking ladies (and sometimes gents) as we were back to our pink theme in honour of breast cancer awareness month.  We also all put in a donation and raised almost 100, again not a bad effort for a Sunday afternoon!  Earlier that day I had been out at Glasgow Green to watch a friend finish his 10k…so some of us run for charity, other eat cake for charity!  As long as it’s for a good cause I don’t think it matters.




We all gathered in a fairly new (well, new to me since I don’t frequent those areas in a half mile radius of my old uni if I can help it!) cafe at St Georges Cross called No. 1 Chocolate Factory.  It’s a really lovely cafe, really light and bright, as it takes up the full corner at Woodlands Road.  The cafe also runs chocolate making courses which definitely sounds like something I should look in to. (more…)


Mid-week Moment

I’ve decided to start this new weekly series on a Wednesday.  Mid-week can be tough if you’re a Monday to Friday, nine to fiver like myself so I though taking a moment to reflect on what has made me smile over the past week would help cheer me up, when work is getting me down!

Hopefully these will brighten up your week too.

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1. Fruit picking…again.  This time raspberries are in season and freshly picked rasps can’t be beaten.  This picture is an ‘outtake’ from the millions of photos I made my friend take of me in an attempt to get one that was good enough to be published!

2.  World Swimming Championships.  It’s a whole year since the London Olympics and I’m having serious withdrawal.  The swimming championships, in particular Ryan Lochte, are helping with this.

3. Monogrammed…everything!  I really want a monogrammed notebook, and poloshirt, and bag, and pretty much anything else.  A little part of me thinks it’s a bit tacky, the other part totally loves it.

4. Kate and her new royal baby.  I adore William and Kate, they seem such a lovely couple and dealt with presenting their new son, Prince George, to the press extremely well.  How does Kate look so amazing the day after giving birth?  And her dress is beautiful. Ok, I’ll stop now!