‘Home’ in a photo and Musical Monday with cake songs

Cake news and fun

Hello there sweet readers!  I started an online blogging photography course today and they asked us to post a photo of what ‘home’ is to us.  Hmm, you could easily guess what part of the house I’ll be focusing on.  And what will most certainly feature in the photo?  I’m sorry, but the slice of cake just kind of jumped out of the fridge and said ‘take me! take me!’   On top of that, the idea for a cake video playlist suddenly popped up and I thought it could lend a mellow note to the start the week.  You might enjoy listening to the unusual macaron song I’ve just discovered or some of the tunes from previous posts.

First for the photo of ‘home’.  Yup, it’s the kitchen!

d38c82f3-949a-4b0f-a55a-44b868621986_jpeg[1]But why is a kitchen so important?  Well, I’m rather fond of making cakes, which isn’t always easy to do when you leave your hometown (London) in 1997 and then live in 7 different countries.  Finally I arrived in Barcelona.  I shared with other people, as you do, then one day a flatmate invented a new rule:  I could only use the oven once a week.  Obviously I moved out immediately. 🙂  Later I had my own tiny kitchen (2 metres square) which was incredibly fast to clean but not ideal.

So last year when I decided to settle in Barcelona I searched high and low for a nice big kitchen, and the rest of the flat of course.  I finally have a real home, and a place that gives me the space and the right to make as many cakes as I like and all the colourful stuff I need to do so!

And I do love Barcelona.  When I learn to use my camera hopefully I’ll post photos of the scenery too.

Anyway, while you’re here perhaps you’d like to listen to the cake playlist:

1.  From the three All about the cake songs, the winner you voted for 2 weeks ago was the one with … lots of cakes, which makes sense I suppose!   You can view the full poll results and hear all the versions here if you like, but if you just want to listen to the winner:

2.  And here’s the rather strange macaron song by JubyPhonic, which according to comments might not be about macarons though personally I’m choosing to hear the innocent sweet interpretation!

3.  I do like this cake song:  She’s my choux, choux by Os Mutantes – yes, of course that’s what they’re singing! 🙂

or finally, if you’re having a lot of trouble making a cake and it’s taking ages and ages:

4.  You can get it if you really want, but you must try, try and try… by Jimmy Cliff

Song number 4 will also apply to my struggle learning to use a camera without the automatic function!  I will certainly try and try!

So bye for now sweet and possibly photo-taking reader!  Till the next post and photo – happy eating, listening, reading, baking or clicking! 🙂

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Baking on Sundays with my French mum was a lovely part of my childhood. Later I experimented with baking books or internet recipes and did the pâtisserie course at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Still trying out new recipes and inventing cakes with influences from all around the world, including some healthier ones. Yes, love cakes!!! Hope you'll love them too and have fun baking. :)

23 thoughts on “‘Home’ in a photo and Musical Monday with cake songs”

    • Thanks Johanna! Glad you like the site 🙂 And yes, the food… I forgot to mention the smells in my post – the smells are wonderful too! – usually! 🙂 Thanks again for your comments – will be off to visit your site and everyone else’s now 🙂

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  1. Wow…your photos are amazing. I do not know how to make all of the photo arranging happen. I tried back when with little success so I gave up and just line everything up. Hopefully by the end of this class I’ll know how to do this.

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    • Thank you! That’s very kind… really I’m just using an automatic and counting on luck. When you say ‘arranging’ do you mean the ‘collages’ of photos? Because my nephew showed me just recently. If you have an i-phone download something like Photostatic collage from your free apps and then it’s all pretty intuitive! You have such lovely professional-looking photos of different places that I wouldn’t worry about collage too much anyway if I were you! 🙂


      • Emilio Pasquale says:

        I enjoy cooking and that’s probably more accurate as to what home means to me. But I couldn’t find a dish I’ve made to post. And our kitchen is a mess until this evening when my wife gets home from her trip and I clean up before she walks in the door! 🙂

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      • Hopefully there’ll be more opportunities to post food photos on the course as I would like to see your dishes. And good luck with the cleaning! 🙂


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