Alan and I went out on Saturday night, for our first dinner out together since my birthday in March last year. It was lovely, and I’m starting to think perhaps we sucked at dating for all those years simply because we didn’t actually need dates then. Now that we feel like we don’t have the time or energy for luxuries such as conversation, it was incredibly nice to sit (or lean on the wall next to us and close our eyes momentarily) and chat and eat good food and drink good wine and nod our heads to good music and enjoy each others’ company. It was also a bonus to realise that this guy sitting opposite me was fun! And interesting! And good looking! And we were already married, so I could have mini naps against the wall because I didn’t have to pretend to be sparkly for him; I look this tired because of his children. He gets it.
I’m looking forward to our next D&M, some time in the early months of 2015.
For his birthday, Alan requested a cake with smarties, and Moses wanted it to be a chocolate cake, so we turned to google and, after scrolling through the various “smarties on cake” images, were inspired by the simplicity of this one, and decided to make it using this recipe. But we didn’t have the right tin size, so we poured the leftover batter into a square tin, and then, when it came time to decorate, I figured we should at least try to chop up the square one to make a tail, and then Alan suggested we add a couple of fins, and we ended up with this:
It was fun to make and yummy to eat, but now I feel slightly ill whenever I think of chocolate.