Tuesday, 25 June 2013

No good turn goes unpunished

Made with 100% Fairtrade & British ingredients and it was as delicious as it looks. 

I was bitten by a mouse this evening trying to help it get away from the cat in the garden. It was a cute little thing and I went out of my way to help it out. I picked it up, much to the cat's disgust.  As I was about to pop it out of harms way the bloody thing bit me.  I don't suppose that it meant to hurt me, but it was a really deep nip that drew blood.  I dropped it and squealed.

Now I really wasn't expecting the mouse to stop and say thank you ...  but I wasn't expecting to get a nip either.  I washed my finger in hot water and sterilised it thoroughly and felt somewhat foolish. I had to remind myself that the mouse didn't know any better, but it's certainly the last time I ever help a mouse. By the time I got back from tending my wound I think that the cat had eaten it.

Silly mouse.

In the meantime I had a wonderful weekend with Lynn Hill from the Clandestine cake club.  It was lovely to finally meet her after so long of just chatting on the phone and online. It's really late and I have a class tomorrow so I will leave you with a photo of the Strawberry and Vanilla layer cake that we made and the audio we recorded.

Night all. 


  1. gorgeous cake.
    Not so nice was bein nipped by a mouse! How very ungrateful of the rotter!

  2. Gorgeous! I'm sure it was a wonderful day at Juniper and Rose.

  3. I'm off to my first ever CCC meeting next month, armed with lavender and honey cake. I'm so excited.

  4. I made a similar cake only 1layer no cream which was describe as too rich by his mother. Next time I ll expediate her to your place. And by the way being nibbled by rats is considered lucky in India, might be the same for mouse.

  5. How lovely, great interview Vanessa, and the cake is gorgeous too.

  6. Lovely cake - shame about the naughty mouse.


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