There has been high winds this afternoon and into early evening and lots of rain. Not overly lots, from what I could see, but enough. I think other parts of the country have had it worse than us. I haven't seen the news though. We've naturally spent the say indoors, in our room. I escaped to make a stilton and mushroom quiche and do the washing - all four loads washed, dried and folded. I was going to make a banana and ginger parkin, but the bananas were over ripe and I needed three large ones and only had two small ones. That idea got kicked into touch. Plus I couldn't be diddled to go out and get some more. I'll do it another time soon.
I'm getting on swimmingly with my ASJ. I am getting louder and louder thoughts to do a multicoloured stripey TSJ for Mary-Jane. I have even picked out colours. My fingers were twitching terribly whilst hovering over the 'buy' button. I didn't give in though.
I've been trawling some of my recipe books for ideas with the Viennese finger/whirls. Some say to add vanilla extract or cornflour. There is one recipe that adds cocoa powder to half the mix, then both mixes are spooned into the icing bag, one mix to each side, so it pipes out in stripes, like toothepaste. I'd like to try it. I've tried this method once before with different coloured icing and it didn't really work very well.
All in all, today has been quiet and steady