May 11, 2010

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April 21, 2010

Fairy cake semi-fail

Mr V and I made some fairy cakes today (mini cupcakes). They taste great, but my attempts at icing (after Mr V had gone to bed) aren't quite so great:

I iced them all and then tried to put the sprinkles on. Turns out that doesn't work too well. I had to poke each tiny sugar star into the icing. So, next time it's ice-then-sprinkle, ice-then-sprinkle, ice-then-sprinkle etc, etc.

The recipe is from Easy to Make! Cakes and Bakes (Good Housekeeping). First one I've tried from there, but so far, so good...

April 18, 2010

Musings on me (and this blog)

When people ask me what I do for a living (or what I used to do "before I started a family", which annoys me on many levels), I always mumble something about IT. I am utterly hopeless at explaining what it is I do (I'm a community manager), so I don't even try.

I confess that I am often envious of friends who can say "I'm a teacher" or "I'm a lawyer". Everyone gets that straight away. Even my family are clueless about my career, even though I have spent quite some time trying to explain what it is that I do.

So, this got me thinking. Perhaps I can't explain it because it's not really what I want to do. Or maybe I think it's not a 'real' job? Or maybe I'm just really, really bad at explaining things. Overreaction Man teases me a lot about not being able to explain what he does (he's a Product Manager), so it could just be that.

But I wonder if I actually just want to do be something else. In my spare time (outside of looking after Mr V and doing community management work), I like to read blogs (craft, mainly) and make stuff. Mostly read, if I'm honest.

I like to say that I enjoy writing, but if that were really true this blog would have way more posts, wouldn't it? Actually, I'm a bit hung up on what to post here - I kinda feel I have to post completed projects, but is the blog police breathing down my neck? I don't think so. (Just in case they are, the next post will have some craft in it. Phew.)

I would definitely like to blog every day, like Lloyd and Lauren. Perhaps I should aim for that and see what I end up posting about. I'll worry about the career angst later...