Sunday, 8 December 2013
A Little Catchup
The last few days of the week have all been about preparation for the weekend, and more specifically my pre-school's Christmas Fair. An annual fundraiser that is great fun and raises much needed cash to keep our pre-school going.
Friday night saw me baking...muffins and cupcakes are my speciality! They may not be fantastically decorated but boy do they taste good (even if I do say so myself!). So I made blueberry muffins, apple & cinnamon muffins, chocolate chip muffins and chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and a bit of Christmassy silver shimmer!
Saturday saw me don my elf outfit as I took up my traditional role of designated Santa's helper for the day. The morning was spent getting the stalls ready for the afternoon when Santa arrived and opened our fair. I looked after Santa in his grotto and saw lots of very happy (and a few scared looking) faces as children came along to see him. We had a great afternoon and managed to raise £920 for my pre-school which was absolutely fantastic.
Then Saturday evening I was out with Simon to go see White Lies at our local concert venue, the infamous Rock City Nottingham. A venue we used to frequent in our younger days and hasn't really changed; it was great to reminisce and see a fantastic performance by the White Lies. I've been wanting to see this band for ages and it was great to finally see them and in such an iconic venue. I would highly recommend seeing them, they put on a great performance.
Then to today, well we had an early start as our youngest was off to school...for rehearsals for the school production that happens this week. She is part of the back stage crew!
I then had the pleasure of chatting with my good friend and co-host of the Disney Dream Girls, Michelle, as we recorded two pieces for upcoming shows. Firstly we have the start of 'Minxmas' on the 9th December, which is the coming together of various Disney and Orlando themed podcasts as we all share our Christmas thoughts and memories. And then we recorded our first proper episode of the Disney Dream Girls where we get chance to hear Jim Korkis share his passion for Disney, and talk all about princesses.
So a busy few days I think you'll agree...busy but very productive!