Howdy Pardners! It has been a Pixar kind of week…can you tell? This week we have managed a few park trips, a couple of movie dates and an adventure to Seaford on the train, which to my faked surprise looked nothing like Thomas the tank engine. Can you imagine? Our version of the ‘Fat Controller’ could have been re-named the ‘moody controller’. I forgot how everyone on the train is miserable, like they all somehow got tricked on to entering a carriage with both Poirot and Jessica Fletcher! Unlike Max and I who looked as though we were off on the Hogwarts Express, but once those doors locked us in Max turned into an extra from the Planet of the Apes movie. Luckily the ride and screaming was brief. I hope your week had an easier journey to this weekend.
I have a cookie problem…I cannot make them! Sure, I made these, but you did not see the other five attempts…no matter how far they are spaced apart, how tiny the ball of cookie dough is, my cookies merge into each other and fail. These oaty numbers were filled with desiccated coconut and raisins, not my best. I attempted some doughy chocolate chip ones this week for a playdate and followed the Nigella recipe exactly. You can not go wrong with nigella right? Wrong. I ended up with a tray of flat slab cookie. Will I ever conquer the cookie? Please send help, advice or cookies.
Max has decided that even though he has more toys than Hamleys, the kitchen cupboards and contents of said cupboards are much more entertaining to play with. This week he has managed to empty and line up every stock cube, spice jar and raisin box he could find. He is so, so happy whilst doing it and it actually means I can get lots done in the kitchen at the same time. Max has always been so busy lining up his cars and trains…I can’t believe I had never thought of putting his organising skills to good use and to my advantage.
I have just purchased the Canon Powershot S120 camera to vlog with, which is a huge deal for me and a step further in my YouTube, vlogging journey. Up until this point I have been using my iPhone 5s to film all my weekly videos for my YouTube channel and again, up until this point I was happy with the quality and the ease of whipping out my smart phone to get a shot. 42 videos later I have realised that YouTube has become much more than a ‘thing’ to compliment my blog, it is my favourite thing. I love making videos from capturing moments, to story telling, to the editing process. I have been watching other vloggers for over 5 years, always wishing I was on the other side of the camera sharing my corner and I am so glad I started. I have found a fantastic community via YouTube and I love that I have managed to capture moments with Max on film that I will look back on forever. I have invested in this camera to invest in my YouTube channel and I can only hope that the quality matches the memories.