Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Happy Advent!

Or, if you're not contemplating the advent of anything in particular, Happy December.

Sorry. NaBloPoMo was a resounding Fail this year. I don't know quite what happened, but I lost the rhythm somewhere there.

Still, new month, new attempt to blog a bit. Two weeks ago, rather to my surprise, I managed to sort out my annual leave for the year. Because of various events beyond my (or anyone's) control, I had a lot left - more than I had working days left this year, in fact.

And they're letting me take them. I don't have to work again in 2009 :)

Funny-shaped potatoes

This is something of a boon as I have this thesis to finish. The original plan was to have a first draft in by Christmas. I don't know whether I'll manage that, but it's looking a lot more likely than it was.

In addition to which, I have had time to do things like dig up our homegrown potatoes (see above) and make chocolate-cherry cupcakes.

Chocolate-cherry cupcakes

The cupcakes are very good indeed. Possibly not health food. Oh well, chocolate has antioxidants in it...


Thimbleanna said...

Oh K! You know I go weak in the knees when I see a cupcake and those are GORGEOUS! Are those cupcake papers or silicone cups? That red is gorgeous!

WooHoo! No more work for you this year -- you lucky duck! I only have 10 more days myself and I'm beyond excited.

Loth said...

Those potatoes are fantastic (unless, I suspect, you have to peel them. That could be quite tricky!)

Mildawg said...

Good luck on your thesis, and those cupcakes look divine!