Sunday, 16 January 2011

January 2011

   Well we have made it through the freezing snow and the Christmas festivities.  Our log stack is running low as had more fires than ever this year. Parklife had a busy Christmas period baking and making a lot of Rocky Road trees, stars  and sticky Chocolate gingerbread.  Mr Parklife went out and about serving hot chocolate and cake to the people of the Petworth area at Grittenham Barn (a fantastic venue for a wedding) before Christmas.  In December we managed to drive to Germany to visit family and stock up on the lots of decorating goodies, whilst we were there we went for a delicious traditional German Christmas dinner of roast goose. It was great to have both boys back from uni and all the chaos and friends that descend on the house with them. Opening the door and tripping over a pile of size 9 to 13 shoes is always a sign they are home.

We had the lovely Sam Attwater (Leon-Eastenders) and Alex Winters (CBeebies) in for lunch regularly whilst performing at the panto across the road.  One afternoon Sam was chased out by a group of girls screaming at him! I was also pleased to make Mark Wingett (from The Bill) a cake for his Birthday from the cast.  We are pleased to be stocking the Worthing Journal which can be bought for a £1 in the shop.  A publication all about Worthing, past and present by the talented local journalist Paul Holden.  Truly a good monthly read.  Tickets for Worthings comedy club can also be obtained for us, just pop in for details.

I am taking orders for 2011 and 2012! (very organised bride to be) and have some exciting new ideas.  One of which is cupcake decorating workshops.  I am planning the order and content at the moment but can say that they will be groups of 6 people who in two hours will decorate their own box of cupcakes to take home. Looking forward to the royal wedding and have already planned the cake designs.  If you wish to book a cake for your Royal wedding party give us a call asap to avoid disappointment.   Mr P is in the shop as I type as we are having a sort out, move round (as you all know we are pushed for space but have managed to fit in a few more seats) and paint.  Mr P has said he will let me loose with the paint brush! bet you all will be able to spot the bits I will do:).  The kiosk in Homefield Park is also having a little make over for the spring.   Jaki and Becky will also be offering a delivery service from the kiosk, more info to follow.

I left Mr P alone for two days in the shop last week and he came up with Chocolate Orange brownies.  We have serious followers already so pop in and try one for yourself.  Not to be out done I made a banana cake with a cream cheese and white chocolate frosting which also proved popular. There is always some sort of bake off going on in Parklife....keeps us on our toes :)

We are still waiting for Sharna to have her baby, any day now.....come on Sharna, a few star jumps should do it!


book now to avoid heartbreak....we had a chap propose with our cupcakes and she said YES :)

All for now Mrs P x