Sunday, 28 February 2010

A very lemon weekend

I have had a very good weekend.

I worked all of the last weekend at the Scottish Wedding Show, helped out by my lovely assistant Konnie Kapow!

So after a very long week at work, Friday finally arrived!!

The beautiful Konnie Kapow! was at the vintage fair at Pin Up nights, and it was my turn to be the assistant for the evening.
It was a great night, and it turned out to be very successful for Konnie Kapow! Sadly, Mr.Kapow! had to leave early to pick up his fabby relatives from the train station. I mourned his leaving us by throwing a pint onto the floor (and onto myself) using only my bum. It would have been impressive had it not been so embarrassing.

So after a great night of drinking and wearing beer, making new friends, catching up with old ones and swooning over Justin Curries presence, it was time to brave the Scottish weather and get a taxi home.

Saturday morning was sent wishing I hadn't drunk so much beer the night before, and meeting (and booking) our wedding photographer. Gordon and I then met a very horrible woman in Fraser Hart whilst looking at wedding rings. She proceeded to be horribly rude about my engagement ring and after running her manky ball point pen over my ring, we left very grumpy. After her infinite rudeness, it’s safe to say, Fraser Hart shall not be providing us with Wedding rings!

Then after a wee look at Bridesmaid dresses it was time to head home for a nap.

Saturday evening was spent in the excellent company of Natalie and Donald, had a great time.

And onto today. It has been a very lemon orientated day. I began by attempting my first solo shot at baking. Certainly not up to my Grans standard, but I was very pleased with my lemon sponge. Gordon enjoyed a slice too.
So sticking with my lemon theme, I decided to try making some lemon soaps. Again I was pleased with the results. Yummy little lemon scented guest soaps, with a slice of dried lemon for extra zingyness! Yumee!

So after all my hard work in the kitchen, I think it’s high time for a slice of sponge and a cup of tea!!

Lots of new projects in the pipeline... more later this week.

Sponge... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Wedding Show madness


I would love to say I am too busy and important to be updating my blog… sadly I am too busy, but not that important.

It has come to that time of year for me, twice a year I descent into a wedding haze. A live and breath weddings for a weekend... and that happens to be this weekend at the Scottish Wedding Show.

To be honest, I live and breath weddings anyway. I adore them! It’s why I wanted to get into Event Management. So as much fun as this weekend should be, it’s also about standing with a smile fixed on your face for two days whilst you answer the same questions over and over again.
I always enjoy the wedding show, I am just always grumpy after it as it’s very tiring, the food for the exhibitors isn’t that great and it’s a very long week when you are working without any days off. That’s not to mention the horrific ‘Exhibitors rest Area’... where I usually end up sitting on the cold dirty floor to eat my pieces as they have about 15 chairs (for about 400 staff) and some overpriced muck thrown into semi-stale bread. Yuck!

I also like to moan!

This Wedding Show should be different from the others though, as my wedding is now less than a year away and I have some serious organising to get on with!

So all of this has reminded me why I started to make soaps in the first place. I wanted cute, handmade unique favours. Which of course I will have... I haven’t fully made up my mind what form these will be as yet!

I have also been thinking about what other people would like as favours, like mini heart soaps or wee star bath bombs etc. I have my work cut out for me as that’s a big market to tap into, and things have to be 100% perfect for a wedding.

Just in a bit of a contemplative mood today….

Now I need to go pick up digital prints for my wedding book, from the City Centre…no rest for the wicked.