June has been something of a mixed month for us with celebrations, CSS code, cakes, cycling and sickness.
I started the month with a facial and the good intention of sticking to a skincare regime (just don’t ask if I really have stuck to this – I blame the pox…)
I chose a slightly easier option for the month’s book: A Daughter in Time by Josephine Tey. Did I finish it? Well, you’ll find out soon.
It was also a month for CSS code as I returned to using the Oxygen theme for the blog and, thanks to (lots of) help from Ciaran, I tweaked the code a bit and made some changes that I think improve the home page.
And then it was my birthday, so I did what I love to and baked cake. This time I went for caramel macchiato (semi-paleo) cupcakes and Mexican chocolate coffee cake. Delicious! I had been worried that the chocolate cake would be quite dry (there is a reason the recipe said to use a loaf tin), but it actually was really tasty. Probably something to do with the large amount of coffee buttercream icing that I decorated it with.
We also got really excited about the freedom that having seats on the back of our bikes has given us. We spent one whole weekend out and about on two wheels. And luckily, the despite the miserable weather this month, we largely managed to avoid the rain showers.
But the month ended on a frustrating note with O getting chicken pox. This is a bit of mixed blessing: yes, it’s great that he has now had it and it’s out of the way, but he has had some horrid spots and, also, E has not yet come down with it, so now we’re just playing the waiting game. I’m sure that it will appear the day after we send O back to preschool.
So, let’s see what July brings. We are hoping for a mild dose of the pox for E and some better weather and fun times.
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