Monday, September 27, 2010

Of cats and cake...



The last few days have been pretty darn hairy, and I'm not referring to abnormal rates of growth here! 
We have had gale force winds, hail storms thunder and lightning and torrential downpours.Over the last 2 weeks we have had just over 240mm of rain.
We have lost a few more trees to the wind, blown over as the ground was so waterlogged they couldn't hold on any longer.
Poor Shelby has watched as her dog kennel has been thrown around the back lawn like it was a cereal box. And it's not a small kennel either!

The animals have spent quite a bit of time sleeping indoors, in their beds, or at our feet :)
Buddy and Wednesday don't normally curl up together, but sometimes when it's scary outside, it's nice to have someone to cuddle up next to.



As I am starting my new job on Wednesday I decided I had better do some baking, something nice to put in my lunch box :))
A large slab of fruit cake. 
And of course, I had to do some quality control checks!

It passed. 

Have a nice day!
Carole :)

12 comments:

Dogwood said...

sounds like you have been having some wild weather. cute kittie photo and the fruit cake is certainly making my mouth water. have a good day at work. enjoy your evening...

Catsngrams said...

Hope you do not blow away. My nephew is headed to New Zealand I hope he knows what he is getting into. Take care and batten down the hatches.

marigold jam said...

Sorry to hear about the storms and hope that they have now passed. That cake looks delicious - any chance of the recipe?!

JAne

wilmi said...

what a stormy weather.. what about all the spring flowers, are they blown away also?
Your cats are so cute, and the cake looks delicious. wish you a very succesfull first working day!

Maggie R said...

Hi Carole...
Wow Stormy weather you could do without eh?!Hope you survived without damage.
The kitties look so sweet to-gether with their heads buried. Looks like me when we have electrical storms. I'm in bed with the pillows over my head, having a big talk with the man upstairs!!
Good luck with the new job,. the cake looks so good....
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Linda said...

So it IS Wednesday you start. You know I like to keep up. The cake will be such a warm homey feeling when you sit down for lunch. Good luck! Can't wait to hear more.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

WEll, I can tell just by looking that that cake passed the test...oh heavens yummy looking....I am glad to see that Buddy is catching some ZZzzzz with his friend and not out running around in the storm ...good luck on your first day!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

best of luck in your new adventure!

... cake looks scrumptious!
oxo

Bunty said...

The cake looks extremely scrummy!

Good luck for Wednesday - hope it all goes well.

Barbara :)

Margaret said...

What better way to celebrate a new job than with homemade cake, do they have a teapot or will it be machine stuff??!! Have a great start matey, grab it with both hands! (oh and don't forget us...)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh, love the fur babies. Nothing sweetier than sleeping cats. We have had strange weather here too with tornados which is unusual for this area along with record heat temp. for this time of year.

Jacky said...

We could do with some of your rain over here in Perth, weather is warming up already and gardens drying out. Just as well you aren't in Christchurch those earthquakes are pretty scarey.
Yummy cake, enjoy your new job.
best wishes