23 Aug
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It was a day of mistakes yesterday:

I was not Freshly Pressed

Sorry if I gave the impression that I was.  Thanks for all your positive comments.  If wishing made it so….

I made a roast dinner on the hottest day of August so far

The Hub bought a huge gammon at a small gammon price and, rather than freeze it, I decided to make my first roast, with all the trimmings, in months.  Unfortunately, so did the weather.  I’m not ungrateful for the heat – it warms our webbed feet, after all – but why did it choose to be hot yesterday?  I almost passed out when I opened the oven door.

I baked some fairy cakes

Always a mistake.  Especially when I forget to add one of the main ingredients.

The weird thing is, they tasted fine.


I was not the only person to make a mistake yesterday.  From – where else? – The Stockport Express:

An opportunist thief stole a van off a driveway as a senior police officer moved house.

Superintendent Vanessa Jardine was moving items from her home on Lower Fold, Marple Bridge, Stockport, when the rented vehicle was suddenly driven away.


Proving that it really can happen to anyone. 

I know: I’ll make her a cake.

VICTIM OF CRIME: Supt Vanessa Jardine

30 Responses to “Whoops!”

  1. vivinfrance August 23, 2011 at 11:01 #

    What did you leave out of the fairy cakes? It’s always a good idea to make cakes when you’re cooking a roast – using the same electricity twice, if you see what I mean.


    • Tilly Bud August 23, 2011 at 11:04 #

      That’s why I do it 🙂

      The butter.


      • vivinfrance August 23, 2011 at 11:24 #

        Ooer! Make sure you eat them all quickly – they won’t keep fresh long without better, and in any case, it’s a good excuse.


  2. vivinfrance August 23, 2011 at 11:29 #

    butter’s better


  3. totsymae1011 August 23, 2011 at 11:36 #

    Just one of those days, huh…

    Well, it’s Terrific Tuesday, so nothing can go wrong today. You might even want to play the lottery. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud August 23, 2011 at 11:39 #

      Good idea! Pity it’s drawn on Woeful Wednesday 🙂


  4. eof737 August 23, 2011 at 11:37 #

    😳 I feel sad for her… Awful for a thug to drive off a packed van while a person is in the middle of a house move… 😦
    Hope you are doing better. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud August 23, 2011 at 11:39 #

      And even worse that she’s a top cop 🙂


  5. sarsm August 23, 2011 at 12:04 #

    Tilly I so wanted a pork roast yesterday!

    It was so hot though, I had a salad instead :-(.

    When I was about 10, my mum left me at home and I thought it would be nice if I made her some cake for her return. I had at some point tasted rock buns and I thought I’d make those. Recipe-less. I threw some flour and salt (note not sugar) in a bowl and if I remember rightly, some marg. and attempted mixing it all together. I spooned it into the little segments of the baking tray and thought it looked a bit dry, so I poured MILK into each little mixture and shoved the whole thing in the oven.
    So proud of myself was I, I took some of the ready buns to a neighbour before my parents returned.

    It turns out that I had figured out the exact composition of rocks. After yelling at me for using the cooker my mum needed to send me back to the neighbours in an effort to protect their teeth.


    • Tilly Bud August 23, 2011 at 13:14 #

      There’s a post already written for your blog 🙂


  6. mairedubhtx August 23, 2011 at 13:04 #

    You can cook me a roast eve4n on a hot day anytime.


  7. gigihawaii August 23, 2011 at 13:47 #

    Why don’t you have air conditioning? I know, for the same reason we in Hawaii have no heater. LOL. But, we do have a/c, which we run almost every day during the summer and autumn. Occasionally during the winter and spring.


    • Tilly Bud August 23, 2011 at 14:11 #

      It is so rare to be hot here that there’s no point 🙂


  8. misswhiplash August 23, 2011 at 14:11 #

    My condolances for not being FP…. it should have been so..you do deserve it….

    You mean it was so hot in the uK that you nearly passed out..which bit of UK was that..everyone else had rain so I heard


  9. slpmartin August 23, 2011 at 14:21 #

    What is it that they say ‘when it rains..it pours’ sounds like your day in a way.;-)


    • Tilly Bud August 23, 2011 at 14:37 #

      The price you pay for living in Stockport 🙂


  10. Kathy August 23, 2011 at 18:54 #

    Hi — what is a gammon and what are fairy cakes? Both sound wonderful. Yes, cooking a roast in the dog days of summer would be a definite mistake. Considering, though, that we’ve only had two of those days in our Alberta summer, cooking a roast might just be the thing to do.


  11. granny1947 August 23, 2011 at 19:13 #

    I had a snappy comment…then I started reading all the other comments and mine vanished into the ether.
    I wonder if she left the keys in the car?


    • Tilly Bud August 24, 2011 at 11:29 #

      She claims ‘they must have fallen out of my pocket’. My guess is you’re right 🙂


  12. nrhatch August 23, 2011 at 20:50 #

    Ooh . . . something to add to my gratitude list for today:

    73. I do NOT have webbed feet. 😉


  13. kateshrewsday August 23, 2011 at 22:21 #

    Hope tomorrow goes better, Tilly!


  14. sanstorm August 23, 2011 at 22:53 #

    Is it actually hot? A few hundred miles north and I put my heating on today 😕
    Oh well. I suppose England has to stay hot right now. It is the school holidays after all, unlike here.


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