Sunday, 14 August 2011

Riot Cake

Unaware of the hideous events that were beginning to unfold, I spent last Monday afternoon blissfully baking away in the safety of my kitchen.  It was only later that evening, boy sound asleep, that I turned on the news as I dusted my Chocolate Zucchini Cake.  Like most Londoners (who weren't either out on the streets or rioting) I spent the best part of Monday night watching the news, calling friends and family in affected areas and packing a just-in-case bag.

paper stars placed on the cake before dusting with icing sugar

Opinions and judgements aside, this last week has made me feel privileged and deeply grateful on so many levels.  The love and support from an unconditionally loving network of family and friends that surrounds me; the wonderful education I feel so lucky to have received; the responsibility and challenge that comes with Motherhood - and the opportunity that brings to pass on values of community and an appreciation of our environment to the next generation.

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