Sunday, 31 January 2010

It Was Crumble But Not As We Know It

Last Sunday I burned the apple crumble. It was a bad day to choose because The Small One had sliced the apples, sprinkled the sugar and crumbled the crumble all her very own self. I stared sadly into the oven and I wondered how best to break it to her. Luck was on my side, though; because she was in the bath by the time I discovered that we hadn't had dessert yet. And when I shouted through the door, the fact that she was lying in a vast bubble bath cocktail of her own invention seemed to cushion the blow. She took the news calmly. We all breathed a sigh of relief and The Tall One and his Dad chewed manfully through the remains. It tasted like dry toffee.

I'm being more careful this Sunday. With one eye on the oven, I've been making this:



And if the snow comes on again and we can't get out for a walk, I'll turn this into a page too:


It's my favourite iPhone photo so far.

Today I'm Loving...the new phrase I discovered in the paper today. "Digital twitch" which happens when you mistype because you are hurrying to send an email or go out or (in my case) check on the dinner before your laptop battery runs out. Happy Sunday!


28 comments:

Scrappi Sandi said...

Oooh I love your crumble story!! I'm glad she took it so well...& how chivalrous of your menfolk to finish it up!!

That is one great photo...with a i-phone you say?!! Impressive!!

Good luck with todays dessert!!LOL!

sharyncarlson said...

Sorry about the crumble! That i-phone photo is amazing! Will surely make for a great layout. Do you use any of the i-phone apps for when you take the picture or do you just use the built-in camera as is?

The Scrappy Tree said...

Beautiful page, I love the title! Shame about the crumble, but enough custard can usually fix it! lol

JO SOWERBY said...

mmmmh, is my planned Narnia LO gonna seem terrible in comparison to yours now?! :)) Can u come over a make the crumble for me today please as feel like need some TLC and feeling poorly. Hope it doesn't snow!
Jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

That is one great photo....thought you said you weren't a photographer!!
I'd have probably played safe and had ice cream this Sunday....glad she wasn't too upset.

debs14 said...

Toffee Apple Crumble Brulee - sounds much nicer!
Excellent photo, looking forward to seeing the layout it becomes.

Amanda said...

..mmmmm you've made me feel guilty now I was meant to make a pie or crumble today and I've been too busy creating.Just a brilliant photo it looks like you've taken with some special effect.

Ally said...

Love the LO - good luck with dessert today!!!

melissa said...

love the layout. and smart moving braking the news when she was in the bath- everything is quite easier when one is submerged in bubble, no?

Maria Ontiveros said...

The Narnia layout is beautiful! I love the spray ink and stars. You also set such lovely settings for your layouts. I'm all set to stage a photo for my post tomorrow, and I'm thinking of your inspiring photos.
Rinda

humel said...

Poor crumble :-( Glad all was not completely lost, dry toffee actually sounds quite appetising.... Fab layout and fab photo :-)

Heather said...

Poor crumble! so glad the chaps saved the day & your daughter was brave lol :)

Claireliz said...

Oh dear for the crumble. Gorgeous LO.
x

Alana said...

Well at least it tasted of toffee, I can think of worst flavours!
Loving the layout, esp. the spray technique and vintage girl.

Fiona said...

Love the LO and a great photo. Pity about the crumble.

Karen said...

The layout is just wonderful. I made it larger so I could take in all the details. The title treatment is fabulous. I love the dimension in it and with the stars.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love your layout but a bummer about the crumble

Ruth said...

Shame about the crumble! Loving the Narnia LO, and that iPhone photo is amazing ~ such great quality.

Lizzie said...

I remember chomping away at burned pudding so my mum might believe it didn't matter that it got burned... Your boys are kind to eat it up.
I love your Narnia Maybe layout.. yours are always so imaginatively thought out and have such good titles.
The photo is really good - I'd never have thought it could have been taken by a mobile phone!

Amy said...

Oops, oops, oops ..... but, how do you manage to watch the oven from 'high in the sky'?

Liberty :) said...

This is a LOVELY layout! Scrap-lift-ahoy!

Kerry said...

Very nice inspiring layout.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo - very atmospheric ... Does scrapping and cooking involve lots of whizzing up and down the stairs from your eyrie? x alexa

Micayla said...

Burnt crumble......I would of cried. It is my fave. Glad the small one took it well.
That layout is gorgeous and I can see why it did burn. The girl with the book is too cute.....please share were you found her.

Casey Wright said...

Love this LO - the mist looks beautiful! Also that picture is lovely - that's one I would frame!

RachelB said...

Hi Sian,
Thanks for your comment on my blog, Yes I would recommend blogging from your iPhone. I don't always use it, but it's very handy if you want to do a quick post.

Janie said...

crumble is our fav too so ther would have been tears hear and my little one is 17!!! Lovely LO too, whats for pudding next Sunday then?

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Love the spritz on the page. Is that the glimmer mist stuff? So glad your daughter took it well and that the next crumble survives.

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