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Crepe Expectations

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Cremolafoam Sat 03-Aug-13 07:32:19

Will this do?smile

bigTillyMint Sun 04-Aug-13 15:11:13

Oh no, I'd be thrilled. And amazedsmile

Cremolafoam Sun 04-Aug-13 15:13:56

Oh it's anyone's guess tbh. He is vair unpredictable.
I was hoping for one of those divine white lace hydrangeas for improved garden. Chances slimgrin hints have been dropped.

Underpinnings possible but unlikelygrin
I have bought him this
As a memento of several lovely trips to Paree sans dd.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 04-Aug-13 15:32:53

V nice, Crem.

We have sampled the cake. It is alright, nothing special, no special colour, looks brown to me.

Cremolafoam Sun 04-Aug-13 15:50:33

Mine is quite ruby coloured. Won't cut til dd home and dr who announced.
Rolls eyes.
I have anointed it with a ganache to cheer it up a bit.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 04-Aug-13 16:33:00

I have used some butter icing left over from the school fete two months ago on mine. And added a desultory little sprinkle of hundreds and thousands which promptly rolled off and all over the floor. I did have a nasty moment when it was in the oven, when DH asked me if I had checked that the beetroot hadn't come packed in vinegar. Luckily they hadn't.

Blackduck Sun 04-Aug-13 16:37:49

Kusadasi - ahh memories of inter-railing!! And crossing from there to Samos....

Lucky you smile

I wouldn't say cremo's cake will necessarily taste of Beetroot, it just gives an amazing colour, is moist, and is a way of shoving one of their I've a day down kids smile

Blackduck Sun 04-Aug-13 16:38:29

Five !!

Loving the idea of lacy undergarments. Dp knows not to bother ;)

Cremolafoam Sun 04-Aug-13 17:16:54

Bet it'll be a Black Lace cd

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 04-Aug-13 17:25:48

Mine is browner than a brown thing - no hint of ruby or coy purple promise, it's brown. I didn't measure the cocoa powder though, just chucked it in.

bigTillyMint Sun 04-Aug-13 17:58:47

Yes, the chocolate courgette cake is another veggie winner!

Bags are nearly packed...

rubyrubyruby Sun 04-Aug-13 18:10:08

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hattymattie Sun 04-Aug-13 18:54:13

Happy gambling Ruby.

I have had a very nice afternoon wandering round the Marais which I've discovered has nice cool Streets in the baking weather. DH wanted to take DS in law to the Grande Biblioteque whereupon DD2 and I bailed out and went back into the Marais and sat watching jazz and drinking coca cola. DH and DSin law arrived back half and hour after us and DS is currently lying on her bed exhausted. That"ll teach her to go off with her brother when she could have happily been shopping with us.

Have cleverly avoided all trips to Paris Plage - too many people to step over.

We're off to Spain on Saturday so I feel I should be making some sort of progress towards packing stuff.

Cremolafoam Sun 04-Aug-13 19:18:28

Hattie sounds

herbaceous Sun 04-Aug-13 21:43:40


I am returned from in laws holiday, and apart from a shredded tongue from biting it so much, I am intact.

Weather pretty good, tho not scorchio London temps, and we saw many dear little villages, made many sandcastles on lovely beaches, and ate my first whole crab, two tables down from Michael Gove!

DP's family drove us mental. Never wanted to go anywhere, so just sat round the house, and looked at me like I was a judgy middle-class cow when I didn't want DS to have yet another ice cream or bit of cake. I swear DP's nieces didn't eat a single vegetable all week. Their diet was entirely processed crap, interspersed by sweets. The five-year-old has a filling already, and the six-year-old is getting tubby. And they didn't go to bed until 9, when they'd then watch DVDs. Lovely girls, but SiL just yelled at them all the time.

And breathe.

I think I need an early admission to Chateau Crepey, home for the jowly.

motherinferior Sun 04-Aug-13 21:52:50

Welcome home, Herbs.

Am chuffed to see a gent of Crepey years is the new Doctor Whogrin

Cremolafoam Sun 04-Aug-13 21:55:03

herbs welcome home. sounds like you need a holiday to recover from your holiday.
Chateau crepey open for business. In which there will be the best chocolate cake and sweeties resevered for the jowled, on a little silver tray.

I am coming down with something grim. Fainted earlier ( not that hot here) and have stomach pains and sweating and nausea.
dd is home to find me moaning on sofa.Shes only home for 48 hours before going off to France. The beetroot cake ( im told was lovely) couldnt face a piece myself. I am this colour envy

Cremolafoam Sun 04-Aug-13 21:56:52

ps yes we are please about Mr Capaldi. Although Olivia Coleman was 1st choice.

Stropperella Sun 04-Aug-13 22:01:37

Eew no, Crem, hope you feel better soon.

Glad to hear you found some nice weather, Herbs. I don't envy you the in-laws, though.

BTM, have a great holiday!

CointreauVersial Sun 04-Aug-13 22:11:59

Oh Crem, poor you. Hope it passes quickly.

Herbs, that sounds like a seriously stressful holiday. I don't think I would have been able to contain myself if it had been me.

We've had a nice day at home, doing jobs, a bit of gardening, cleaning etc. which feels very satisfying. I have two days to pack for Cornwall. Our friends have kindly loaned us wetsuits, so I may be forced to join in with the surfing, instead of my usual trick of "watching the bags" and waving from the safety of my beachmat.

Have fun in Turkey, BTM!

Blackduck Mon 05-Aug-13 06:13:47

Herbs, sounds grim - well the in-law bit anyway...

Oh Cremo hope you are okay!

Dr Who - hmmm - reserving judgement..... (He'll always be Malcolm Tucker!)

beachyhead Mon 05-Aug-13 06:49:39

Oh Herbs that does sound stressful.

Could Chateau Crepey also have a man with a car to take us on outings? And a full service launderette? If I see one more pair of shorts with sand pouring out of the pockets onto the kitchen floor, I may cry!

Back to work today and wearing new shoes - that's not going to be good, is it. Two weeks of flip flops, then ramming them into new shoes hmm

Blackduck Mon 05-Aug-13 07:01:12

Beachy how does that happen? I carefully shake everything before packing only to hear the delightful sound of sand cascading into the case as I unpack...

I have my transition sandals for such days (knackered but serviceable pair of merrells)

beachyhead Mon 05-Aug-13 08:15:41

I think it's because shorts have more pockets these days. Secret ones only used for sand!

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 05-Aug-13 08:51:56

I have just woken up. I feel I may need to "work from home" for a couple of hours this morning...

hattymattie Mon 05-Aug-13 11:08:28

Château Crepey should have a sexy man with a car and well toned muscles.

Crem - I hope you're feeling better. Herb's welcome back - the in-laws sound a sore trial. Had a rather frank talk with D-Sis-in law this morning and we may be actually on the same wavelength as regards her mother!

By the way they regard me as majorly bourgeoise on the grounds my Dad is a doctor. I think they'd have had me guillotened (sp?)by now if they could have.

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