After organising her costumes a few weeks ago, Arabella left for school this morning confident she had everything all sorted for Friday’s performance. It’s just when she arrived at school she remembered she needed to bring her costumes with her as they were supposed to be photographed today. That’s when I received the emergency call.
‘Mum, can you bring my costumes to school?’
‘No, I’m working’.
‘But I’m supposed to have them here today. The teacher will be really angry’.
‘Well I’m working and I can’t get away. And aren’t the suit pants at the dry cleaners? You spilled tomato sauce all over them and so I had to get them cleaned’.
‘Can you pick them up?’
‘I can’t. I’m working.
‘And mum, my friend with the white shirt isn’t here today so I can’t get the shirt but Archie has some old school shirts so can you bring one of those?’
‘There was a Council Clean-Up last weekend and I threw out all of Archie’s old shirts’.
‘And I’ll need your scarf for the cravat and the jodhpurs and riding jacket are in my wardrobe because she said I didn’t need to give them back until after my performance.’
‘I’m not running anything down to you. I’ve told you three times now I’m working. Get yourself together and get organised. I’m not here to rescue you’. So Arabella wasn’t happy. But she slept in this morning and messed about not getting herself ready and she needs to learn that I can’t always repair her errors.
Having hung Arabella out to dry I then returned to my computer work and there, right there was a new email from Alfie’s school:
‘Apologies for the very short notice. The school has organised Wacky Wednesday for all students tomorrow. The children can wear big glasses, colourful socks or clothes, wigs/hats etc. Please bring in a gold coin donation.’
I’m not even going to bother to look for big glasses or colourful socks or wigs or hats because I know we don’t have any. And the weather bureau is predicting a heatwave and having done a growth spurt through the winter, Alfie has no summer clothes that fit him. Getting ready for Wacky Wednesday will be interesting.
And tomorrow morning I’ll have to remember that gold coin donation and also $10.00 for the Father’s Day stall.
It never stops!
I’m finding sugar helps me manage these wardrobe crises so I have made another ice cream dessert, again using the Queen Make-At-Home Gelato range – this time, chocolate!
Chocolate Fudge Sundae
This isn’t really a recipe. Add 2 scoops of chocolate or vanilla ice cream to a sundae glass. Pour over Hot Chocolate Fudge, top with Chantilly cream, sprinkle with chopped nuts and decorate with a glace cherry.
Hot Chocolate Fudge
- 250mls (1 cup) thin cream
- 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
- 2 tbs golden syrup
- 20g (1 tbs) butter
- 200g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Combine the cream, brown sugar, golden syrup and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted. Add the vanilla essence and use a hand whisk to whisk until smooth. Serve warm.
This recipe is from Taste.
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