Last week I helped my daughter bake 4 spectacular chocolate cakes for an enterprise project at school. I was only able to transport 3 of them so the fourth was left at home. Unbelievably, it has gone missing. I kid you not, the cake has ceased to be. We definitely baked 4 – at least, we had 4 cake tins that needed washing, 4 cakes were decorated and 4 plates were dirtied. I have no photographic evidence, but my children and husband will all vouch for the existence of the fourth cake. The dog, however, is uncommonly quiet on the subject.
Today we had the Twilight/New Moon showing – referred to as the ‘Eclipse Ball’ – at school. It was fancy dress and I went as Emily (Sam’s girlfriend). I mixed some old foundation (pre-summer so it was far too pale) with PVA glue and smeared it down the side of my face before scratching three long fingernail marks down it. Despite being the wrong colour it was fantastic. I had considered using latex but, apart from the awful smell, it is extremely sticky and will rip off the top layer of your skin if you’re not careful. Perhaps next time I’ll try mixing the two.
My daughter went as Alice Cullen; I gave her a pixie cut on Sunday evening and she was quite convincing if you were to look at her with a squint. My son went as Jacob Black; shorn hair, tattoo on his upper arm, cut-off jeans and (you are not going to believe this) I painted abs onto his stomach! He looked so cool, except he refused to remove his t-shirt! My sister-in-law was a vampire in a sapphire ball gown with the most beautiful shoes and amber contacts. She was stunning.
We are going to see Eclipse on Saturday morning – I can’t wait!!!!!
My daughter had to leave after Twilight as she was starring in a school production of Pinafore Pirates. She wowed them all, of course. They’re both in bed now, as good children ought to be.
As shall I – soon…