I am still here and still baking, by the way. I know I have been seriously slacking off around here but loads of baking, 3 business trips in the last 4 weeks, loads of other activities, fostering a tiny kitten and trying to have a social life really took its toll.
I am really looking forward to this coming (long, thankfully) weekend which also happens to be Easter weekend. This means 4 days off in which I hopefully manage to catch up on sleep, visits to Spain, maybe a BBQ (weather permitting), and best of all, time to blog!
There is a Mother’s Day post, ‘The Big Baking Job’ post, a baby shower post, maybe a kitten post and few more coming. See you soon!
If you have scrolled through my blog, you have surely noticed that my iPhone and Instagram are my best friends when it comes to taking pictures. This is not for lack of trying or wanting to post lame photos, oh no. It is all because a) I am not very good at taking photos and know close to nothing about angle, light, exposure etc, b) I tend to bake (late) in the evening so the light is mostly horrible, c) I don’t have a great spot/table for nice arrangements, d) I often forget to take pictures or am in such a rush that taking out the proper camera is a mission, e) Food is probably one of the hardest things to photograph, f) Need I go on?
Admittedly, it is difficult to overcome some of these challenges. I won’t become a photographer overnight. I don’t want to / can’t quit my full time job to bake when the light is right. Refurbishing a rented flat to make a good spot for pictures is a bit far fetched. But it is a fact I can do baby steps in the right direction without really going out of my way too much.
I am happy to present baby step number 1 today. Yes, the picture was taken with my phone. Yes, an Instagram filter was (carelessly) slapped on top but there is no actuall food on the picture so it doesn’t count? Here are my newly acquired matching toys to help me present my food better for pictures:
So pretty, don’t you agree?
Plenty of work travel and lack of Internet at home have led to my disappearance from this blog. If blog-shaming.com existed, I’d be a regular.
I do, however, have a lush chocolate and courgette cake recipe (and photos to share) but seeing as it is Friday, and Valentine’s day all at once, it will have to wait a little longer.
Until then – a cheerful little video which always cheers me up!
P.S. I may or may not have had this video on repeat for the last 2 days.