Belated Happy New Year to everybody. After a spending a lovely Christmas and New Year with my family in the UK we are back in Vallecorvo, Abruzzo planning our adventures for 2013.
So where to start? I guess with my New Year’s resolution. Normally it would be something like get fit again, lose that extra baby weight that I have held on to for nearing four years now. But this year my New Year’s resolution is almost the antithesis to both of these things:
- one chocolate cake,
- chocolate chip cookies,
- a treacle sponge with real Tate & Lyle golden syrup (which is a precious commodity in this house, saved only for real indulgence as I haven’t found anywhere I can buy it here in Italy yet)
- a victoria sponge using our home made peach jam
- ginger bread men
…and for good measure I’ve also included a picture of the coffee and walnut cake I made my mum for her birthday, because I was very proud of it!!