The painter and decorator finished in the kitchen at about 4pm on Friday and the fitter finished off the skirting boards at about 6 pm. Cutting it fine even by my standards.
Fortunately I had managed to package up some mini Christmas cakes and several packets of biscotti earlier in the week.
But Saturday turned into a baking frenzy of mincepies...
And if you will allow me to say so,,, the most amazing cranberry and clementine Bundt cake, rich with white chocolate and soaked fruit yet light and fragrant too. I may have got a little over enthusiastic with the spray-on glitter though... a little over excited too!
There was also a triple layer gingerbread and caramel cake...
As well as a gluten free almond and clementine cake. There was also some very naughty Rocky Road but that disappeared before I took a photo.
And despite all the last minute rush, everything was ready for my Tasting Day and launch of my new venture "Apricot and Fig" on Sunday afternoon.
People came all afternoon and there was a definite buzz and excitment. Lots of cake was sampled, lots of cake was bought and even more was ordered. I virtually sold out of all these jams, jellies and chutneys
By the end of the day I was exhausted but left happy feeling that I might actually make a success of this.
Meanwhile this week there has been more embroidery, lots of shifting of boxes and furniture and I'm still exhusted... but that's all a story for another time!
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