Thursday, 5 February 2009


Thank you Potty Mummy for tagging me to do you've probably guessed by now, I do like this sort of thing!

But it brings up, for me, the same issue that Potty has in that I don't post pics of my family or my dogs or even my friends - unless they are abstract and more than a bit random. Hence the pic of Charlie at her birthday lunch in this post. Now, you wouldn't automatically go up to a random stranger, on the basis of this picture, and say, ooh did you know that Nunhead Mum tells us all your secrets? Which is the beauty of Photo Shop I suppose.

In the same way - not that my family are instantly recognisable and are likely to get paps stalking our every movement - I wouldn't dream of posting a "proper" pic of me or mine on my blog. Quite apart from the fact that they don't know I blog (I know, not even David) it would somehow feel wrong to put a "face to the name" so to speak.

Anyway. Enough of all that.

This is what you need to do

Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures
Pick the 4th picture in that folder
Explain the picture
Tag 4 people to do the same.

Quite happily, the fourth picture in the fourth folder on my computer is one of those arty (arsey?) shots that I seem to go in for when my friends and family screech "Oh God, she's got the camera out again!"

The scene: my kitchen. The event: my last but one birthday party. I made (!) my very own birthday cake which is a variation on Nigella's Chocolate Malteser Cake. This is my SMMR cake which sounds very much like a vaccination but is actually chocolate heaven. Its the basic Chocolate Malteser Cake but, as well as Maltesers has Minstrels, Revels and Smarties poured over the top.

David is doing the honours for myself, Charlie, Saskia, Andy, Adam, Bea and Mac. Stephen, Ian and Caitlin were, at that precise moment, winging their way over to our house from an educational trip to the Natural History Museum. I think we managed to save them some but can't be sure. The corkscrew pictured was overworked that day! The highlighter is there because we have a highlighter in every room of the house - it's an accountant thing apparently. Do you like my plates? People cry "Square plates?" at the mere sight of them.

So, my four tag-ees are as follows

Bringing up Charlie

Dulwich Mum

Landcroft House

The Bush Babies



aims said...

Your pic has made me feel so - un-domestic. I see an incredible cake! And - square plates - let's not forget that pink highliter either!

Plus!!! Your fingers - slim...AND - you're wearing a skirt!

Where did I go wrong? Was it when I loaded up on sweatpants do you think?

Merry said...

Hey! I protest! I wanna see pictures of your dogs online. I plan to steal their identities for nefarious purposes.
Plus, I want my dog to know she's Not Alone:

rosiero said...

Loved the cake and the corkscrew was the first thing I noticed after that!! I agree .. I don't like to post pictures of family either (for very obvious reasons in my case).

The Dotterel said...

Tasty - but did you get the cake's consent? It's clearly recognizable to me. In fact, I'm stalking it right now.

nappy valley girl said...

Your cake looks delicious and is making me quite hungry! I still haven't managed to bake my children a cake for their birthdays - I usually chicken out and buy one, supermarket when feeling poor and Esca on Clapham High Street when feeling extravagant.

Working mum said...

My sister in law makes this cake and now you've made me want some!

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Aims.....sadly my fingers resemble uncooked sausages - David is the thin fingered one in our family but I've thrown away his trousers if they look like a skirt!

Merry....Junior Dog has already had his identity stolen - his bank account has zero funds as a result!


the Dotterel....I am representing the cake in your forthcoming trial. It's asked me to tell you that it's in bits at your behaviour, really eaten up and everything.

Nappy Valley Girl....I never make Mac's cakes - I couldn't stand the guilt if it all went wrong! Thankfully, I have Ayres on speedial!

Working mum, I'm resisting making one but I must admit I'm weakening!

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

wow, that cake looks like quite the masterpiece! now I'm craving chocolate...AGAIN!

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