Today I have mostly been collecting cake then nervously driving it around in the most bumpiest mode of transport if you exclude travel by camel. It is my mum-in-law’s 70th tomorrow and Muggins here had the job of transporting her very expensive cake across two counties in a pick-up truck.
With the the help of pillows and blankets the cake arrived back at home unscathed. We just now need to successfully transport it to its final resting place at my mother-in-law’s house (gulp). To add to the challenge we are also transporting two children and two Jack Russells. Maybe we should add a cup of water on the roof just to increase the difficulty level a tad more.
It is also my sister-in-law’s birthday so, not to be left out, I commissioned a friend to bake some cake pops (funky cakes on lollipop sticks). These are far easier to transport. The only difficulty was in reversing the over-sized truck out of my friend’s very narrow drive-way but thankfully we completed the manoeuver (I really can’t spell that word) unscathed. Why was I using the truck for transporting cake? Well of course it wasn’t my idea – my husband booked our car in for a service on the day when it couldn’t have been more important to a have a smoooth riding car.
While on the road chasing cake, my husband was enjoying a day’s tour of the locality’s minor injuries units when a shard of wood carved the logo for Mercedes into his right eyebrow (very nearly his eye). He has paid the price for not wearing a helmet and faceguard while operating a log-splitter. We are hoping he won’t scar although there may be an opportunity for advertising commission……………too bad we don’t drive Mercedes.
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