Thursday, November 22, 2012

Good things

Last weekend I traveled to north London, bringing gifts to my new niece including this ginger cake with lemon icing (*) and was rewarded not just by the sight of the little one but also a compliment.

"When I grow up I want to be like uncle JP" said one of the nephews.

I'd like to think it was because of my adventures on the high seas, slick gybes on Aeolus, cleaning up at the Fowey Regatta, or being alone on watch at midnight somewhere in the Arctic Circle.

But no, it was because:
a) I could make this cake any time I liked and eat, if I wanted, all of it (alas the bathroom scales say I can't)
b) Because of my gadgets (iPhone and Nexus 7 tablet) that have cool games on them

To quote Tillerman, life is good

(*) you might have noticed that the lemon icing does not cover the entire cake. This is because one of the nieces likes the cake but not the icing and I try to be a good uncle.


Tillerman said...

Cake and Angry Birds win over the kids every time.

JP said...

It was cut the rope but yup, cake and games is what they like.

Baydog said...

If I were her, I'd have requested a wider swath of un-iced cake!

JP said...

I measured the cake and divided by number of people there and that was about right.

However she agreed with you and had not just one but four slices and so we had an agreement that I'd eat her icing for her and she'd eat the rest.

I try to be a good uncle.

bonnie said...

Excellent uncle!

Kat said...

Aw, that's the seriously the best compliment ever! I love that you're prepared to eat the icing for her...what a hardship! ;)

JP said...

It was rather good icing if I say so myself, made with the zest plus the juice of two lemons.

Yum :)