There are only 1000 spots for half marathon runners and my team didn't get a place. But a member of a team had to drop out, so a text arrived out of the blue last week offering me the place.
Yeah! A moment of excitement. Then a moment of sheer panic. Although I have been running regularly(ish)-I am no way ready for a half. And because of my bad toe (which is now better) I didn't run at all last week and the week before I was just being lazy (kicking myself now!!). But I can't turn down the opportunity to run in the wild, so although I am sure I will end up walking
I heard that Kate (you kow, my friend Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge!) is running too. It could just be gossip. Probably. Or maybe it is Pippa? She is a runner. I'll let you know!
A nice surprise, right.
I like surprises. Receiving unexpected mail in the post, an unexpected ending to a novel and flowers at the door (not that the later has happened for a while!).
I saw this recipe recently on Joy the Baker and started to make it, then realised I left my cake tin at a friend's house.
So I make cupcakes with the batter. The roasted strawberries were unsurprisingly good (how could it fail?). The texture definitely suits a cake more, but still worked well as cupcakes.